HC Deb 25 January 1956 vol 548 c191
38. Mr. Dodds

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation the total sum obtained from the transport levy from its inception to the closing date of 31st December, 1955.

Mr. Watkinson

About £8,238,000 for 1954 and 1955.

Mr. Dodds

Can the right hon. Gentleman, by any yardstick he chooses, deny that this ranks as one of the biggest swindles ever perpetrated on traders, who get no benefit whatever from this costly and unsavoury business?

Mr. Watkinson

That has nothing to do with the Question. The hon. Member asked for the facts and he has got them.