§ 38. Mr. JOEL
asked the Minister of Transport whether he will consider raising the charge for motor driving licences from 5s. to 7s., earmarking the extra 2s. for hospitals to reimburse them for the cost of road accidents; and whether he will in any case investigate the financial effects of such a proposal?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of TRANSPORT (Lieut.-Colonel Headlam)
Proposals on the lines of that contained in the first part of my hon. Friend's question have been made from time to time, and most recently in a Debate in another place on 22nd June, on the occasion of the Second Reading of the Road Traffic (Emergency Treatment) Bill, as a result of which the Bill now stands referred to a Select Committee. My hon. Friend will carefully consider any report that the committee may make.