HC Deb 01 April 1908 vol 187 cc485-6

To ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the increase of steam and motor traffic on the roads, and the difficulty of district councils to bear the increasing burden, he will consider the question of making some contribution towards the upkeep of the roads.

(Answered by Mr. Asquith.) I do not think that this question can properly be dealt with except in connection with the relations between the Exchequer and local taxation generally, which, as the lion. Member is probably aware, are receiving the careful consideration of the Government.