§ 48. Mr. GEOFFREY PETO
asked the Prime Minister whether the Cabinet Committee on Economy will consider the advisability of handing over the Road Fund to the local authorities in direct relief of the rates incurred for maintenance and improvement of the roads and of so distributing the other duties of the Ministry of Transport as to enable this Department to be closed?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
The Government intend to examine the question of the Road Fund in all its aspects and with due regard to the various interests affected, among which the responsibilities of the local authorities play so important a part.
§ 70. Mr. T. KENNEDY
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he can now give an assurance that no part of the Road Fund will be diverted permanently or temporarily to purposes other than those for which the fund was established?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
I would refer the hon. Member to the reply which I gave yesterday on this subject to questions by the hon. Members for Govan and Chistlehurst.