HC Deb 21 November 1950 vol 481 cc25-6W
74. Mr. Shepherd

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the total of the estimated annual revenue arising from taxes on private motorists during the current year; and the total expenditure on road maintenance and new construction.

Mr. Gaitskell

The total estimated annual revenue from taxes on private motorists in the current year is ¢98½ million; this figure includes vehicles Excise Duties, Purchase Tax and an estimate to represent the private motorists' share of the hydrocarbon oil duties. Total expenditure over the whole country on road maintenance, improvement and new construction is approximately £48½ million; of which £24 million is paid from the Road Fund.