§ 60. Mr. MANVILLE
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if the records or 1892 estimates in the possession of or available to the Treasury show that the retention of the petrol tax will involve an increase of that tax by at least 100 per cent. in order to raise the money required for roads?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of TRANSPORT (Mr. Neal)
I have been asked to answer this question. As my right hon. Friend, the Minister of Transport, stated on 27th April, in his speech on the Budget Resolutions, it has been estimated that if the money required for roads were to be raised by a tax on petrol alone, the existing tax of 6d. per gallon would need to be raised to 1s. 21¼d. per gallon.
§ Sir W. J0YNS0N-HICKS
Is that estimating the tax on the present number of motors, or the probable number next year when the tax comes into operation?