HC Deb 16 April 1888 vol 324 cc1297-8
SIR HENRY TYLER (Great Yarmouth)

asked the President of the Local Government Board, Whether it is intended that in South Wales, where toll gates still exist, vehicles using the roads shall be subjected to payment of the Toll Gate Tax in addition to the proposed tax on wheels and horses; and, whether, if the tax on wheels and horses is persevered with, he will insert in the Local Government Bill a clause to abolish the toll gates, in order that those who use vehicles and horses on those roads may not be practically compelled to pay twice over for the use of the roads?

THE SECRETARY (Mr. LONG) (Wilts, Devizes)

(who replied) said: There will be no exemption from the payment of the proposed taxes on wheels and horses in South Wales, although tolls are still levied on turnpike roads there. If there is any general desire that the Acts re- lating to the levy of these tolls in South Wales should be repealed, and the provisions of the Highway and Locomotives Acts Amendment Act of 1878 made applicable, and an Amendment to that effect is moved when the Local Government Bill is in Committee, the proposal will be fully considered by the Government with the desire of meeting the wishes of those locally interested. This reply will also meet the Question of the hon. Member for South Glamorgan (Mr. Arthur Williams).