§ 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.