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Fuel Tax Rebate Plan in Preparation

25th January 1957
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Page 32, 25th January 1957 — Fuel Tax Rebate Plan in Preparation
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THE Chancellor of the Exchequer is I to be asked by Sir Peter Roberts, M.P. for the Heeley division of Sheffield, to consider giving a rebate to essential transport operators to offset the impact of the addition of Is. to fuel tax.

Sir Peter, who is also Master Cutler, speaking at the annual dinner of the Shefald Section of the Institute of Transport on Monday, said that he thought it was time that the additional tax was reconsidered, and he was at present preparing a scheme.

He was suggesting that a rebate should be given to all essential forms of transport. He thought that this could be done in the same way that rebates were given to agriculture for cattle and artificial manures.


HE Minister of Transport, Mr, H. Watkinson, has indicated that official driving tests may soon be resumed on a limited scale. He has rejected offers by the Institute of Advanced Motorists and the Royal Automobile Club and the Automobile Association to operate emergency test schemes.

Last week, the Motor Schools' Association passed a resolution deploring the withdrawal of driving examiners to provide staff to operate fuel rationing for commercial vehicles.

Col. H. Atherton, president, said earlier that he had been told by Mr. Watkinson that he believed the job of allocating fuel to commercial vehicles would be "less difficult soon." He hoped it would be possible soon for some examiners and other staff to be released from rationing work.

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