§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer to what extent his proposals to deal with the situation known as the lump in the building industry will affect the 5 and 10 ton sand and gravel lorries now being used untaxed by these operators; and whether he will take action to ensure retrospective action to claim the arrears of payment due to the Treasury.
§ Mr. Higgins
The Budget proposals will deal with evasion by labour-only92W sub-contractors of income tax, not of vehicle excise duty. The existing law makes provision where appropriate for retrospective payment of vehicle duty.