HC Deb 03 December 1959 vol 614 cc1358-9
17. Mr. Peyton

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what he anticipates will be the yield of the Purchase Tax on motor cars during the current financial year.

Mr. Barber

My right hon. Friend's Budget estimate included £145 million in respect of Purchase Tax on motor cars.

Mr. Peyton

Will my hon. Friend convey a message to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, that many of us place such reliance upon the Chancellor's unchallengeable integrity that we believe he will find it impossible to touch even one penny of this money until he has considerably increased the road programme?

Mr. Barber

I will certainly convey i hat message to my right hon. Friend.