Motor Taxation and Road Maintenance.

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Transport. – in the House of Commons at on 18 February 1929.

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Photo of Lieut-Colonel Wilfrid Ashley Lieut-Colonel Wilfrid Ashley , New Forest and Christchurch

It is not possible to make the comparison which my hon. and gallant Friend desires. The receipts from Motor Vehicle Licence Duties and from the Petrol Duty for the current financial year cannot yet be stated, and it will be some time before the expenditure of highway authorities during the year on the construction and maintenance of roads can be given. The figures of expenditure by highway authorities up to and including the year 1925–26 will however, be found in Appendix 13 of the Annual Report on the Administration of the Road Fund for the year 1927–28. Figures for the cost of the police controlling traffic are not available.