§ 26. Mr. CHRISTIE
asked the Minister of Transport the names of the counties in Scotland, England and Wales where special road maintenance grants up to 75 per cent. were made during the year 1931–32; and the amount of the highway rate and the total local rate levied during the year in those counties?
§ The MINISTER of TRANSPORT (Mr. Pybus)
As the answer is a long one, I will, with my hon. Friend's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Following is the answer:
§ During the year 1931–32 the undermentioned county councils received special grants of 75 per cent. in respect of certain selected works of maintenance on classified roads.
|England and Wales.|
|Angus.||Perth and Kinross.|
|Banff.||Ross and Cromarty.|
|Moray and Nairn.|
§ There is now no separate rate levied by county councils for highway purposes. Rate money required to meet the highway expenditure of a county council is raised as part of the general or consolidated rate. It is not possible to state the total local rate levied in a county as the rate varies in the different rating areas of the county.