§ 75. Mr. Janner
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will give an estimate of the amount which will be contributed to the Exchequer during the current financial year by road users in respect of the duty on hydrocarbon oils and Purchase Tax and licence duty upon motor vehicles; what he estimates will be the total expenditure on road maintenance and development in Great Britain during the same period; and what proportion thereof will be borne by the Exchequer and by local authorities, respectively.
§ Mr. R. A. Butler
The share of road vehicles in the estimated receipts for 1952–53 from the hydrocarbon oil duties is approximately £228 million. Estimated receipts from Purchase Tax on motor cars, motor cycles and commercial vehicle chassis are about £43 million, and from the vehicle licence duties £64 million. Total expenditure on road maintenance and development in Great Britain should be very approximately £67 million, of which £33 million will be paid by the Road Fund and the balance by local authorities.