HC Deb 17 April 1923 vol 162 c1877

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport if he is aware that. the Departmental Committee on the Taxation and Regulation of Road Vehicles is not fully representative of all sections of the motor industry, as the motor-cab trade of Great Britain, which comprises some 40,000 vehicles, has no representative on the Committee; and whether he will take steps to remedy this omission by appointing a representative of this important section of the motor trade of the country?

Colonel ASHLEY

I cannot admit that the Committee is not fully representative of the motor industry. It is impossible, however, to give representation to every sectional interest without making the Committee too unwieldy. The Joint Committee of the Motor-Cab Trade of Great Britain have been invited to tender evidence before the Committee and their witnesses have been heard, In the circumstances. I regret that I cannot accept my hon. Friend's suggestion.


Should not these men, who constitute a very large body, be represented on this Committee, because their very livelihood depends upon it?