§ MR. R. G. WEBSTER (St. Pancras, E.)
asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether he proposes to recommend to Parliament to allocate the proportion of the Carriage Tax, collected within the Metropolitan area, in aid of Metropolitan local taxation; and, by the amount of such tax to reduce the taxation of Metropolitan ratepayers?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Mr. GOSCHEN) (St. George's, Hanover Square)
I thought I had made it clear in my Financial Statement the other evening. My proposal is, simply, temporarily to double the contribution which is at present given in aid of the main roads. The authorities within the Metropolis will, therefore, receive double what they have been receiving, but they will not receive equivalent of the whole amount of the Carriage Tax collected in the Metropolitan area. Only those limited areas within which there are disturnpiked or main roads will receive any benefit under my proposal.