Quantity Licensing

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 15th July 1970.

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Photo of Lieut-Colonel David Mather Lieut-Colonel David Mather , Esher 12:00 am, 15th July 1970

asked the Minister of Transport what is the annual estimated cost to the Government and to industry of the quantity licensing provisions in the Transport Act, 1968.

Photo of Mr John Peyton Mr John Peyton , Yeovil

It is unnecessary to cost the effect of these cumbersome provisions, as they will be repealed at the first opportunity and will meanwhile remain inoperative.

Photo of Lieut-Colonel David Mather Lieut-Colonel David Mather , Esher

That is welcome news. Has my right hon. Friend any statement to make on carriers licensing?

Photo of Mr John Peyton Mr John Peyton , Yeovil

I am considering the possibility of ending the existing system of carriers licensing for large vehicles, and I have invited comments from road and rail interests.