§ 63. Mr. HORE-BELISHA
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has received the resolution passed by the Association of Municipal Corporations on the 18th May last, stating that it viewed with alarm the policy adopted of diverting part of the Road Fund from the purposes for which it was formed, namely, the maintenance, improvement and construction of roads; and if he will state what reply he has sent or proposes to send?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr. Ronald McNeill)
My right hon. Friend has received a copy of this resolution, which, in view of the various statements he has made in this House, did not appear to him to call for more than a formal acknowledgment.
§ Mr. W. THORNE
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that there is now a new name for the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and he is better known as the highway robber?