Sir W. PRESTON
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport what amount has been realised by taxes on motors in the county of Gloucester during the present year, and how much the Gloucester County Council 1516W have spent on their roads during the same period; and whether the roads in that county are steadily going from bad to worse?
§ Mr. NEAL
The Road Fund to which the net proceeds of motor taxation accrue, is a national fund, and the collections from a particular area do not bear any relation to the highway expenditure in that area. Complete information as to the highway expenditure of the Gloucestershire County Council during the present year will not be available for some time. The answer to the last part of the question is in the negative. If the hon. Member will give me more precise information with regard to any particular roads in the county which he has in mind, I will cause inquiries to be made.