§ 69. Mr. Nabarro
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he has taken to ascertain the differential rates of domestic taxation on motor cars between Great Britain and her principal exporting competitors, mainly, Western Germany, France, Italy, and the United States of America; and what estimate he has now made, in view of the decline in exports of British cars, of the influence of the 50 per cent. Purchase Tax rate upon the sale of British cars overseas.
§ Mr. Barber
I am aware of the levels of domestic taxation on cars in the prin126W
Hounslow employment exchanges at the latest convenient date; and what are the comparative figures for the same period in 1960.
§ Mr. P. Thomas
On 13th February the numbers were 161 at Feltham and 218 at Hounslow, compared with 169 and 308, respectively, on 15th February, 1960.