Orders of the Day — Vehicle and Driving Licences Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 22nd November 1968.

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Photo of Mr David Webster Mr David Webster , Weston-Super-Mare 12:00 am, 22nd November 1968

I thank the hon. Gentleman for giving such a thorough description of the Bill—as usual, in the absence of the Minister. It seems that, every time we have a debate on transport, we also have a financial crisis. When the right hon. Lady the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity was happily guillotining the Transport Act on the night of 14th-15th March last, the decision was taken to close the exchanges next day and the then Foreign Secretary resigned in the middle of the night.