HC Deb 01 April 1958 vol 585 cc130-1W
118. Mr. Mulley

asked the Secretary to the Treasury if he will state the requirements which must be satisfied by overseas, visitors in purchasing motor cars without payment of Purchase Tax; and to what extent they may be used or driven in this country by persons other than the actual purchaser.

Mr. Simon

In brief, the conditions are, as follows. A visitor must satisfy the Customs that he intends to depart within a year. The car must be purchased from the manufacturer, who must export the car on the visitor's departure or within one year, whichever is the earlier. No objection is taken to the car being driven by the visitor's wife (or husband) or a chauffeur and, occasionally, by other people.