HC Deb 06 April 1971 vol 815 cc91-2W
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-only sub-contractors of income tax, not of vehicle excise duty. The existing law makes provision where appropriate for retrospective payment of vehicle duty.