§ MR. WATT (Glasgow, Camlachie)
asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether it is proposed to devote a large proportion of the revenue, derived chiefly, in cities and boroughs, from the Wheel Tax for the maintenance of country roads and the relief of paupers throughout Scotland; and, whether, having regard to the circumstances of the case, he will consider as to the advisability of postponing the application of the tax to Scotland?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Mr. GOSCHEN) (St. George's, Hanover Square)
The proposals of the Government with respect to the distribution of the heavy Cart and Van Tax in Scotland are contained in a Paper which has been presented to the House, and I can add nothing to the information there given. In making their proposals, the Government have had regard to all the circumstances of the case.