HC Deb 01 August 1912 vol 41 c2273W

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many motor cars are licensed at the present time in the United Kingdom; how many of these are of foreign manufacture; and how many are of British manufacture?


My right hon. Friend has asked me to reply to this question. There are no official statistics, but, according to a table that appeared in the Press, the number of motor cars of all classes that were entered in the registers of the registering authorities in December last was 266,258. This number cannot, of course, be taken as indicating the number of cars in actual circulation at the time. The proportion of cars of British and foreign make respectively cannot be stated.