§ 61. Colonel Goodman
asked the Minister of Transport what number of mechanically-propelled vehicles, in accordance with the provisions of Section 12 of the Finance Act, 1936, have been exempted, by the authorisation of his Department, from duty payable under Section 13 of the Finance Act, 1920; and in how many cases authorisation has been refused by his Department?
§ Mr. Burgin
The number of applications for exemption granted to date is 3,029. There is no record of the number of applications refused prior to 1st April, 1937; the number of refusals since that date is 12.
§ 62. Colonel Goodman
asked the Minister of Transport what information is required by his Department when considering applications for the authorisation of exemption from duty payable under the provisions of Section 13 of the Finance Act, 1920, by mechanically-propelled vehicles in accordance with the provisions of Section 12 of the Finance Act, 1936; and whether such information requires the licensing authority to demand of the applicant plans or blue prints showing the roads adjacent to the farm of the applicant which might be used by the vehicle in question?
§ Mr. Burgin
I am sending my hon. and gallant Friend a copy of a circular letter to local taxation officers in which he will find the information required to accompany an application for exemption. The Act requires that the licensing authority should be satisfied as to the intended use of a vehicle for which exemption is claimed before my authority is sought.