HC Deb 04 March 1926 vol 192 cc1639-40W

asked the Minister of Pensions whether he has considered the hardships imposed upon disabled ex-service men who use invalid chairs propelled by small motor-power, i.e., one-to two-horse power, inasmuch as they are compelled to pay the road tax of £1 per horse-power; and whether he will consider a special grant to such men equivalent to the expenditure?


The hon. Member appears to have been misinformed. I understand that motor-propelled invalid chairs, not exceeding 5 cwt. in weight unladen, and used for invalids, are classified for taxation purposes under paragraph 2 of the second schedule to the Finance Act, 1920, the annual rate of duty being five shillings. I am not in a position to adopt the suggestion made in the last part of the question.