HC Deb 31 October 1939 vol 352 c1745
59. Captain Strickland

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he is aware that in cases in which motor transport vehicles have been impressed by the military authorities prior to 7th September and in which the taxation certificates affixed to the vehicles have not been returned to the recent owners until 20th and 22nd September, respectively, the local licensing authorities have refused to refund the licence levied for that month; and whether he will issue an instruction that all such refunds shall date from the day of impressment?

Captain Crookshank

I understand that in some cases where licences were not removed from vehicles at the time of impressment difficulty has been experienced in recovering the licence for surrender to the licensing authorities. The authorities have been instructed that in such cases the concession announced on 4th October should be granted.