HC Deb 03 April 1933 vol 276 cc1428-9
58. Mr. TOUCHE

asked the Minister of Transport whether he intends to take steps to abolish the Road Fund and to place expenditure on road grants on the annual Votes of Parliament, as recommended by the Estimates Committee?

Lieut.-Colonel HEADLAM

After full consideration, the Government have come to the conclusion that there would be no advantage in abolishing the Road Fund in present circumstances. They have adopted the alternative recommendation of the Select Committee on Estimates, and annexed to the Estimates for the Ministry of Transport a statement showing in sufficient detail the estimated commitments and expenditure of the fund. My hon. Friend will find such a statement in an appendix to the Estimate for the Department for the financial year 1933–1934, which has already been published.