§ MR. WALTER HAZELL (Leicester)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether, having regard to the desirability of identifying the users of cycles upon certain occasions, he will introduce proposals whereby all such persons shall take out a licence, the number of such licence to be conspicuously exhibited whenever the cycle is in use; and, whether, having regard to the heavy burden of local rating, especially in the agricultural districts, he will propose to grant such licence on the payment of a small fee, the sums thus raised to be used for the relief of local rates?
§ MR. J. W. LOGAN (Leicester, Harborough)
asked if the right hon. Gentleman entertained the suggestion he would 947 also consider the advisability of recommending that the money so collected should be allocated for the purpose of providing a well-kept track for the use of cyclists.
§ SIR MATTHEW WHITE RIDLEY
The suggestion which the hon. Member makes for the licensing of the users of bicycles with the view to identification is one, I think, which deserves consideration, and shall receive it, though it is full of difficulties. Any small fee in payment of such a licence would naturally go in relief of local rates.