HC Deb 20 December 1967 vol 756 cc402-3W
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 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.

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