HC Deb 27 July 1908 vol 193 c818
MR. HAROLD COX (Preston)

To ask the President of the Local Government Board whether his attention has; been called to recent prosecutions of motorists in Windsor for exceeding the speed limit; whether he has noticed that it was admitted in cross-examination that one car was capable of travelling at fifty miles an hour and another car at sixty miles an hour; and who is responsible for having licensed such vehicles to travel upon the public highway.

(Answered by Mr. John Burns.) I have seen a newspaper report of these; prosecutions which contains statements to the effect referred to in the Question. An Excise licence has to be taken out in respect of a motor car as in respect of any other carriage, and it could not be withheld on the ground that the car could travel at any particular speed. No other licence is required.