ADMIRAL MAYNE (Pembroke and Haverfordwest)
asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, If he would explain to the House how he proposes to deal with those parts of South Wales where turnpikes still exist; and, whether they will be exempted from the Wheel Tax, or the turnpikes abolished?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Mr. GOSCHEN) (St. George's, Hanover Square)
There will be no exemption from the proposed Wheel Tax in South Wales, although tolls may be levied on the turnpike roads. As has already been stated in reply to a similar Question, if there is any general desire that the Acts relating to the levy of turnpike tolls in South Wales should be repealed, and the provisions of the Highways and Locomotives Act of 1878 made applicable, and an Amendment to that effect is moved when the Local Government Bill is in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.