HC Deb 15 June 1950 vol 476 cc31-2W
76. Mr. Philips Price

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will extend the exemption from increased payment for tractor licences which will come into force in July for tractors working for agricultural purposes only to cover those used also for forestry purposes.

Mr. Jay

Forestry tractors (other than those used on the roads only for the purpose of travelling between forestry sites) have always been excluded from the preferential rates of duty for agricultural tractors. The point will come up for debate on the Committee stage of the Finance Bill on an Amendment already tabled by the hon. Members for Westmorland (Mr. Vane) and Thirsk and Malton (Mr. Turton), and I do not therefore think my hon. Friend will wish me to prejudge the issue.

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