§ Lieut.-Colonel HOWARD-BURY
I beg to present the Humble Petition of the Automobile Association, signed by 360,500 motor tax payers, being owners or drivers of motor vehicles.Your Petitioners humbly pray:
- First.—That the proceeds of motor taxation now remaining in the Road Fund and the motor taxes hereafter to be levied may be applied to road purposes only.
- Secondly.—That if in the opinion of your Honourable House the sums now raised by motor taxation exceed the amount required for road purposes, the existing scale of motor licence duties may be reduced, and
- Thirdly.—That in any rearrangement of Government Offices, a Roads Department, with a representative in Parliament, may be maintained as a distinct and separate branch of the administration for the purposes of providing and maintaining roads sufficient for the rapidly increasing requirements of modern road traffic."