HC Deb 02 June 1927 vol 207 c568W

asked the Minister of Transport what was the total amount collected from motor licences of all descrip tions for the year 1926–27?

Colonel ASHLEY

The total amount collected in respect of licences for mechanically propelled road vehicles, horse drawn carriages and motor drivers, together with other miscellaneous receipts under the Roads Act, 1920, amounted in the year 1926–27 approximately to £21,810,000. The exact figures are not yet available. From the gross receipts certain deductions have to be made to meet the prior statutory charges set out in Section 3 (4) of the Roads Act, 1920, and the payment to the Exchequer under Section 42 of the Finance Act, 1926.