HC Deb 20 September 1948 vol 456 c25W
112. Mr. Digby

asked the Minister of Transport if he will amend the existing regulations so as to enable farmers to use a transport box with a Ferguson tractor without having to pay the full licence fee of £12 per annum.

Mr. Barnes

No. The rates of duty are prescribed by the Finance Acts, which distinguish between vehicles constructed and used for haulage solely, and those constructed and used for carrying goods. If a tractor is fitted with some form of goods-carrying body the appropriate rate for a goods vehicle becomes chargeable. In the case quoted the rate of £12 payable by farmers compares with £20 payable by general users.

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