HC Deb 12 August 1907 vol 180 cc778-9
MR. AINSWORTH (Argyllshire)

To ask the Secretary for Scotland whether he has given consideration to the Report of the Motor Car Commission; whether in view of the largely increased cost of the upkeep of roads in consequence of motor car traffic, which is specially felt in the Highland and other sparsely populated counties with extensive road mileage, he will consider the necessity of giving effect to the recommendations of the Committee, especially as to a more equitable distribution of the revenue derived from motor-car licences, and a contribution from the Treasury towards the maintenance of main roads in such counties; and whether he will communicate with the Chancellor of the Exchequer with a view to this grievance being dealt with next session.

(Answered by Mr. Sinclair.) I fully appreciate the importance of the question raised by my hon. friend. The matter is in view of the Government, and, so far as the interests of Scotland are exceptional, I shall endeavour to see that they are specially considered.