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Motor Taxation

Volume 244: debated on Tuesday 4 November 1930

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if it is the intention of the Government to alter the existing system of taxing motor cars?

No definite proposal is before the Government to alter the system of taxing motor cars. I am, and always have been, prepared, however, to consider any alteration in the horse-power formula governing the taxation of private motor cars which, without involving loss of revenue, would assist British manufacturers.