HC Deb 06 July 1926 vol 197 cc1900-1W
Colonel DAY

asked the Minister of Transport the amount paid as licence duties on motor cars in the County of London for each of the years from 1923 to 1925, inclusive, together with the amount authorised by the Minister for road improvements in the county for each of those years?

Colonel ASHLEY

The Road Fund, into which are paid the licence duties on motor vehicles, is a national Fund, and I consider it inadvisable to publish the amounts collected by various local authorities. I hope the hon. Member will not press for the information.

The grants made to local authorities in the County of London during the three

Financial Year. Grants in respect of maintenance expenditure on Roads and Bridges in Classes I & II. Grants in respect of works expedited to relieve unemployment. Grants in respect of other purposes. Total.
£ £ £ £
1922–23 472,501 45,924 61,275 579,700
1923–24 398,620 43,074 24,934 466,628
1924–25 436,381 6,068 10,558 453,007
TOTAL £1,307,502 £95,066 £96,767 £1,499,335

In addition, the following grants were made in respect of arterial road works carried out directly by the Ministry of Transport for the relief of unemployment in the Metropolitan area:

1922–23 1,285,201
1923–24 1,157,833
1924–25 481,664
Total 2,924,698