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Light Oils (Increased Duty)

Volume 498: debated on Tuesday 1 April 1952

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will consider and remove the hardship which is caused by the increased tax on petrol to persons who require and use motor vehicles because they are incapacitated by injury in industry or war service.

The increase of 7½d. a gallon proposed in the Budget applies to all users of dutiable light oils and I am afraid that it would not be practicable to single out particular classes of users for relief in the form of remission of duty.