His Converted Humber Weighs 23 cwt., and He Carries Both Passengers and Goods.
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 (Carrier).—We are afraid you will have to pay the additional two guineas, seeing that your lorry weighs more than one ton, unless you can get the weight down to one ton, when it is denuded of water, oil, petrol, and such accessories as you can remove. The extra carriage tax is imposed under Section 8 of the Motor Car Act of 1896, and two guineas has to be paid "if the weight exceeds one ton unladen." It is specifically stated by Section 1 Subsection (2) of the same act that " In calculating for the purpose of this Act the weight of a yehicle unladen, the weight of any water, fuel, accumulators used for the purpose of propulsion, shall not be included." It will evidently be a fine thing to come down below one ton, and we fear you cannot do it: We can only suggest, that if you have to pay it, beginning in January, you increase the charges to your passengers, so that you may recoup yourself the extra outgo