HC Deb 22 February 1927 vol 202 cc1566-7

asked the Minister of Transport how many motor cars, commercial vehicles, and motor cycles, respectively, were registered for the first time in 1926, and how many in each class were of British manufacture?

Colonel ASHLEY

The periodical returns made by licensing authorities are not in such a form as enable me to give the figures required by my hon. Friend. I have, however, made arrangements for returns, as from the 1st March next, showing the number of first registrations under each of the various taxation classes and sub-classes. These returns will be collated and issued periodically by my Department, but they will not indicate the different makes of vehicles or their country of origin. As my hon. Friend is doubtless aware, information as to the number and value of motor vehicles imported into the United Kingdom is contained in the returns published by the Board of Trade.

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