§ Brigadier-General MAKINS
asked the Minister of Transport if, taking the last 12 months for which figures are available, he will state the aggregate sum of money subscribed by the people of this country from all sources towards the upkeep of the roads, including the different forms of taxation and local rates; and how much of this sum is devoted to the actual purpose for which these taxes and these rates are levied?
§ Mr. HORE-BELISHA
My hon. and gallant Friend will find in Appendix 13 of the last Annual Report on the Administration of the Road Fund a statement of the expenditure on highways and the sources from which it was met for the year 1932–33. Figures for 1933–34 will be published shortly. To addition to the proportion of the expenditure shown in the Appendix as derived from Road Fund grants an annual sum of £6½ millions is paid from that fund into the General Exchequer Contribution which is credited to the Rate Fund. The receipts of the Road Fund from motor taxation and the allocation of those receipts are given year by year in paragraph 1 of the annual report.