§ 2.50 p.m.
§ LORD STONHAM
My Lords, I beg leave to ask the Second Question which stands in my name on the Order Paper.
§ [The Question was as follows:
§ To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will institute an inquiry into the advantages, such as economy of administration, and relief of road congestion, likely to arise from the substitution of a single tax on motor fuel, for the three forms of taxation now levied on motor vehicles.]1184
§ THE MINISTER OF STATE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS (THE EARL OF DUNDEE)
My Lords, the Government, both in deciding their general transport policy and on financial grounds, keep such matters as that to which the noble Lord refers constantly under consideration. I do not think that a special inquiry is necessary.