HC Deb 01 December 1925 vol 188 cc2031-2
45. Mr. FENBY

asked the Prime Minister whether he has received a request from the County Councils' Association of England and Wales that he should receive a deputation with reference to the Road Fund; and if it will be possible for him to receive such deputation at an early date?

The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Churchill)

I have been asked to answer this question. Although at present a deputation such as that referred to would be premature, the Association has been informed that, before a final decision is taken, I shall be glad to see them, together with certain other bodies who have also approached the Government in the matter. In accordance with this promise, I hope to be able to receive the deputation early next year, when deputations on Budget matters are normally received.

69. Colonel GRETTON

asked the Minister of Transport if he will lay a Paper showing the total amount of the yield of the Motor-car Tax in the financial year ending 31st March, 1924; the total amount expended out of yield of those taxes upon main roads and upon second class roads in each county, city, and county borough in Great Britain and Northern Ireland; and the expenditure upon special undertakings such as new roads, bridges, etc., specifying each case?

Colonel ASHLEY

I am not in possession of information regarding Northern Ireland, as grants from the Road Fund are confined to authorities in Great Britain. As regards the remainder of the question, I would remind my hon. and gallant Friend that the Report on the administration of the Road Fund for the year 1923–24 contains detailed information substantially on the lines indicated in the question.