§ 69. Mr. ATKEY
asked the Minister of Transport whether the funds raised from the taxation of motor vehicles was intended solely for the maintenance and development of the roads; and whether grants and loans are being made to local authorities from such funds for the purchase of commercial motor vehicles?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTER of TRANSPORT (Mr. Neal)
The Road Fund is solely applicable to the purposes of Part II of the Development and Road Improvement Funds Act, 1909, as amended by the Roads Act, 1920. As regards the second part of the question, grants and loans to a limited amount are made to highway authorities from the Road Fund towards the cost of the purchase of road plant. Vehicles required for the haulage of road materials are in some cases included in such plant.