HC Deb 17 July 1924 vol 176 cc608-9W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that the Ford Motor Car Company has purchased 307 acres as a site for the erection of works capable of employing 10,000 persons; and whether, seeing that the erection of this factory is to be dependent upon an alteration in the law as regards the basis of motor taxes, he will carefully review this question?


I have been asked to answer this question. I have no information as to any action which the company may propose to take beyond the statements which have appeared in the Press. As regards any possible alteration in the law, 1 would ask my hon. Friend to await the publication of the Departmental Committee's Report, which I hope will be available very shortly.