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Motor-Car Taxation (Exemptions)

Volume 380: debated on Wednesday 3 June 1942

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) whether, in view of the small revenue that will be received and the fact that all private motor-car owners in receipt of E supplementary petrol coupons are engaged on important national service, he will exempt from Road Fund licence duty all such motor-car owners after 1st July next;(2) whether, after 1st July next, he will exempt from Road Fund licence duty, private cars owned by naval, military and Royal Air Force personnel who are required to use such motor-cars exclusively for official journeys, thus making service transport available for other use?

Arrangements are being made to provide that where a Government servant is required to use his car on official duties and receives no petrol for other purposes, he should be relieved of the cost of licensing and insuring it. Similar arrangements are being applied in analogous cases, e.g., Civil Defence, but I cannot undertake to extend them over the whole range of the E supplementary coupons.