Motor Licences.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport. – in the House of Commons on 8th February 1933.

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Photo of Major Abraham Lyons Major Abraham Lyons , Leicester East

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asked the Minister of Transport whether he will consider the advisability of issuing at an excess rate a transferable motor-duty licence to enable any one vehicle of the same owner and of any horse-power, not exceeding the rate upon which duty has been paid, to be used at any one time?

Photo of Sir Percy Pybus Sir Percy Pybus , Harwich

I am afraid I cannot see my way to adopt my hon. Friend's suggestion. Such a concession could not be equitably confined to any particular class of vehicle and would involve serious administrative difficulties in addition to a substantial loss of revenue.

Photo of Major Abraham Lyons Major Abraham Lyons , Leicester East

Has my hon. Friend any record of the large number of motor vehicles which are put out of commission through the owners being unable to use more than one at a time on account of the heavy taxation?

Photo of Sir Percy Pybus Sir Percy Pybus , Harwich

I have no statistics about that matter.