§ 7. Mr. HANSON
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the regulations issued by the Petrol Control Committee on the 6th June respecting the issue of special permits for motor cars to be Jet for hire for certain specified purposes in accordance with Section (c) of Regulation 8 GG of the Defence of the Realm Regulations cancel the orders issued by the Board of Trade on the 24th of May last; whether these regulations are now final and the apparent conflict of jurisdiction and authority with respect to the issue of permits and licences is now at an end; and whether the prompt issuance of special permits may now be relied upon in order" to avoid further delay, inconvenience, and loss to the public.
Both of the notices referred to by the hon. Gentleman were issued by the Petrol Control Committee who act on behalf of the Board of Trade. The issue of permits is being proceeded with as rapidly as possible.
§ Sir J. SPEAR
Would it not be possible, under these regulations to issue notices to the owners of motor-cars who have them for specified purposes rather than that they should be in the newspapers, while in the meantime offences are committed inadvertently?
In a reply I gave yesterday I stated that this was a point for consideration, and it will be borne in mind.