Road Vehicles (Deparmental Committees).

Oral Answers to Questions — Ireland. – in the House of Commons on 13th July 1922.

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Photo of Sir Park Goff Sir Park Goff , Cleveland

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asked the Parliament ary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport why he has refused the taxi-cab and hackney carriage proprietors of England any representation whatever upon the Departmental Committees on the taxation and regulation of road vehicles, and the licensing and regulation of hackney vehicles, although every other branch of motor transport is represented thereon; and if he can obtain the representation of the aforesaid proprietors thereon?

Photo of Mr Arthur Neal Mr Arthur Neal , Sheffield, Hillsborough

The constitution of the Committees referred to received most careful consideration and I am satisfied that they are fully representative of the interests concerned as is practicable. Associations representing hackney carriage proprietors will have every opportunity given to them to place their views before the Committee. I do not think it advisable to increase the number of members of the Committees.