§ 42. Mr. Galbraith
asked the Minister of Transport whether the proceeds from the wear-and-tear tax, which will reflect the extra costs imposed on the roads by 403W heavy-goods vehicles, will be allocated specifically to road construction and maintenance.
§ Mrs. Castle:
No. But as stated in the White Paper on the Transport of Freight, the proposal must be viewed against the background that the Government is committed to a continuing programme of heavy expenditure on roads.