HC Deb 09 December 1920 vol 135 cc2595-6

Resolutions reported, That there shall be charged on and issued out of the Consolidated Fund, in accordance with the directions of the Treasury, a sum equal to the proceeds of the duties on licences for mechanically-propelled vehicles and for carriages and of all other sums paid into the Exchequer under any Act of the present Session to make provision for the collection and application of the Excise duties on mechanically-propelled vehicles and on carriages; to amend The Finance Act, 1920, as respects such duties; and to amend the Motor Car Acts, 1896 and 1903, and The Development and Road Improvement Funds Act, 1909; and to make other provision with respect to roads and vehicles used on roads, and for purposes connected therewith.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That this House doth agree with the Committee in the said Resolution."

12 M.


This is a formal Resolution. By Clause one of the Bill the duties which are imposed by the Finance Act of the present year are being collected by the County Councils, and they are to be paid over by the County Councils to the Exchequer. Clause 2 authorises the issue out of the Consolidated Fund of a sum exactly equal to the sum paid in. There is no question of public expenditure in connection with it in any form

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

The hon. Member says that the amount of money to be paid out will be covered by the amount to come in, and that there will be no public expenditure. Will not this mean more officials to supervise the money?

Mr. DEPUTY - SPEAKER (Mr. Whitley)

They will not be paid out of public funds.