§ Sir WALTER MENZIES
asked whether the Secretary to the Treasury can state the number of motor cars licensed for commercial purposes; the number of ordinary pleasure four-wheeled cars, including taxi-cabs; and the number of motor bicycles and tricycles so licensed in Great Britain and Ireland?
§ Mr. MASTERMAN
I fear I have no information with regard to the first part of the hon. Member's question, as local taxation licences are not required for vehicles used solely for commercial purposes. As stated on pp. 71–72 of the Report of the Commissioners of Customs and Excise for 1911–12 (Cd. 6462 of 1912), the number of licences for four-wheeled non-commercial cars and hackney motors in the United Kingdom in 1911–12 was 125,822. Licences are not required for hackney motors in Ireland. The number of motor bicycle and tricycles licensed in the United Kingdom in 1911–12 was 71,020.