§ MR. TREVELYAN (Yorkshire, W.R., Elland)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he can give any statistics of the number of motor-cars and motor-cycles at present in use in the United Kingdom, compared with the figures in the previous four years.
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. GERALD BALFOUR, Leeds, Central)
Motor-cars were not required to be registered until January 1st, 1904, and I am not aware of any statistics as to the number in use prior to that date. The only statistics I have on the subject are those contained in the Return moved for last year by my hon. friend the Member for the New Forest Division. This showed the number of motor-cars and motor-cycles registered up to January 1st and April 1st, 1904, respectively.