§ MR. KNATCHBULL-HUGESSEN (Kent, Faversham)
asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether he will fix a maximum sum beyond which owners of traction-engines shall not be taxed, as is proposed in Clause 10 of the Excise Duties (Local Purposes) Bill in the case of livery stable keepers; whether, as under Clause 5 of that Bill the tax on trade carts is limited to the number of carts kept, he will propose a similar limitation in the case of trucks drawn 1616 by traction-engines; and, whether road steam rollers are to be taxed under the Bill?
THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Mr. GOSCHEN) (St. George's, Hanover Square)
My answer to the first Question of the hon. Gentleman is, No. My answer to the second is also in the negative, though I think the point is a fair one for him to raise in Committee on the Bill. In answer to his third Question, I have to say that road steam rollers, if used solely for local public purposes, will not be liable to duty.