§ 106. Mr. McLeavy
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has considered the resolution, a copy of which has been sent to him, passed at the recent Conference of the Transport and General Workers' Union in respect to the excessive tax on fuel oil, and particularly to the effect such high taxation has upon cost of transport and the living cost of the 118W travelling public; and whether he will give consideration to this and other protests which have been made and give relief at an early date.
§ 109. Mr. Janner
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he has considered the resolution of the Transport and General Workers' Union, a copy of which has been sent to him, asking for an immediate and substantial cut in the fuel tax; and whether he will consider making a cut in this tax in the immediate future.
§ 113. Mr. L. M. Lever
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will consider steps to reduce the fuel tax in order to assist the motor transport industry.
§ Mr. R. A. Butler
I have studied the Resolution and will bear this matter in mind in my next review of taxation.
§ Sir A. Bossom
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if, when considering his next Budget, he will give consideration to a reduction in the tax on petrol and diesel fuels in view of its effect on the cost of living generally.