• Short Summary

    CARS QUEUED UP IN THEIR THOUSANDS AT SERVICE STATIONS THROUGHOUT BRITAIN TODAY (WEDNESDAY) TO FILL UP ON PETROL BEFORE A NEW PETROL TAX CAME INTO FORCE AT 6P.

  • Description

    CARS QUEUED UP IN THEIR THOUSANDS AT SERVICE STATIONS THROUGHOUT BRITAIN TODAY (WEDNESDAY) TO FILL UP ON PETROL BEFORE A NEW PETROL TAX CAME INTO FORCE AT 6P.M. SOME LONDON GARAGES RAN DRY.

    THE NEW TAX, INTRODUCED AT A SPECIAL BUDGET SESSION IN PARLIAMENT EARLIER TODAY RAISES THE PRICE OF PETROL BY 6D. TO ABOUT 5/3 A GALLON IF OIL COMPANIES PASS ON THE FULL INCREASE TO THE PUBLIC. THE DUTY ON HYDROCARBON OILS AND DIESEL OILS OS ALSO GOING UP BY 6D, AND THE GOVERNMENT HOPES TO GAIN IN ALL GBP93,000,000 A YEAR FROM THE NEW TAX.

    THE PRICE OF PETROL IN BRITAIN IS NOW HIGHER THAN AT ANY TIME SINCE THE SUEZ CRISIS. THE ROYAL AUTOMOBILE CLUB DESCRIBED THE TAX AS "A BODY BLOW TO MOTORIST", AND THERE HAVE BEEN FORECASTS OF A RISE IN FARES IN PUBLIC TRANSPORT.

    THE NEW PETROL TAX IS AMONG SEVERAL PROPOSED TAXATION INCREASES, INCLUDING AN INCREASE IN INCOME TAX, ANNOUNCED TODAY BY THE NEW LABOUR GOVERNMENT'S CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER, MR. JAMES CALLAGHAN. THE PETROL TAX IS THE FIRST TO BE IMPLEMENTED.

    (THE SPECIAL BUDGET WAS INTRODUCED TO PROVIDE FURTHER MEASURES FOR IMPROVING BRITAIN'S BALANCE OF PAYMENTS SITUATION.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA71Y8FWIPZCE4A1GQLEEY9KVGU
    Media URN:
    VLVA71Y8FWIPZCE4A1GQLEEY9KVGU
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/11/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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