HC Deb 23 March 1934 vol 287 c1529W

asked the Minister of Transport whether he has considered the representations made to him in regard to the high taxation on steam tractors used in connection with saw-mills and its effect on unemployment in country districts; and whether he will consider alterations in the incidence of this tax?


Representations have been received from time to time about the taxation of steam tractors used for timber haulage, but consideration of them has not led me to the conclusion that any case for alteration of duty has been made out in respect of these vehicles, which throw considerable strain upon the roads.