HC Deb 28 March 1923 vol 162 cc542-3W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that, notwithstanding the charge of one-third value for imported touring cars under the provisions of the Finance Act, 1915, there is a great activity in the British motor car industry and employment has been well maintained, whereas in the case of the British commercial vehicle industry, on account of the unrestricted importation of commercial vehicles from abroad, there has been a serious decline; and is a proposal to abolish the exemption from import duty and the imposition of the same import duty on imported commercial vehicles as on foreign touring cars under consideration?


I am aware that statements have been made in the sense suggested. As regards the last part of the question, I must ask my hon. Friend to await the Budget statement.

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