HC Deb 11 March 1936 vol 309 cc2133-4
62. Sir H. SEELY

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what has been the total revenue from the Petrol Tax and Road Vehicle Duties for the years 1932–33, 1933–34 and 1934–35, and what proportions of this sum have been allocated to the Exchequer and to road expenditure, respectively?


No part of the Petrol Tax is specifically allocated to road expenditure, but I will, with the hon. Baronet's permission, circulate in the OFFICIAL REPORT figures of the revenue from that tax, of the produce of the vehicle duties and of issues from the Exchequer to the Road Fund for the years mentioned.


Cannot the Minister give us the figures now?


They are very long, and if the hon. Baronet gives me his permission I propose to take the course I have suggested.

Following are the figures:

The revenue from the Petrol Tax in the years 1932, 1933 and 1934 was as follows:

1932 35,172,000
1933 37,499,000
1934 39,535,000

The produce of the Motor Vehicle Duties and the issue from the Exchequer to the Road Fund in those years were as follow:

Produce of motor vehicle duties. Issue from Exchequer to Road Fund.
£ £
1932 27,910,000 22,910,000
1933 30,712,000 25,512,000
1934 31,538,000 26,438,000

The issues to the Road Fund given above do not include the loan made to the fund from voted moneys in 1932 which was subsequently repaid.