§ 57. Sir W. Wakefield
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is aware that by imposing an additional tax on petrol he is making it impossible for London taxi-cabs to operate without loss; and what action he is proposing to take to enable this service to continue its operations.
§ Mr. R. A. Butler
The additional duty will mean, in the case of a vehicle doing 15 miles to the gallon, an extra cost of ½d. per mile. I regret that it was necessary to make this increase, but I have no evidence that it will involve discontinuance of the London taxi service.