HC Deb 30 June 1955 vol 543 c482
18. Captain Pilkington

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much he estimates will be secured from motor-car taxation in 1955.

Mr. H. Brooke

The yield from motor vehicle Excise duties for 1955–56 was put at £80 million in the Budget Financial Statement of 19th April last. Of this total, about one half would relate to private motor cars as distinct from goods and passenger vehicles.

Captain Pilkington

In view of this huge figure, will the Minister try to see whether he cannot get a far greater proportion allocated to road improvement?

Mr. Brooke

The Government, in the last Parliament, made a very favourable statement about their future road intentions.