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Fuel Taxation

Volume 466: debated on Thursday 7 July 1949

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer in view of the increasing demands for, and growing shortage of, kerosene, the progress being made with the construction of new oil refineries in this country and other developments in this connection, he will consider the desirability of setting up an expert inquiry to review the whole field of fuel taxation.

This matter is kept under constant review, and my right hon. and learned Friend sees no need for a special inquiry at present.