HC Deb 18 March 1952 vol 497 c188W
57. Sir W. Wakefield

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is aware that by imposing an additional tax on petrol he is making it impossible for London taxi-cabs to operate without loss; and what action he is proposing to take to enable this service to continue its operations.

Mr. R. A. Butler

The additional duty will mean, in the case of a vehicle doing 15 miles to the gallon, an extra cost of ½d. per mile. I regret that it was necessary to make this increase, but I have no evidence that it will involve discontinuance of the London taxi service.

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