HC Deb 14 July 1913 vol 55 c894W
Colonel YATE

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether be will issue orders directing the authorities charged with the collection of Motor Licence Duties, etc., to issue a reminder to persons who have inadvertently omitted to renew their licences during the month of January before proceeding to levy the payment of a mitigated penalty under threat of prosecution in Court if not paid within ten days?


I assume that the hon. and gallant Member is referring to the collection of Motor Licence Duties, etc., in England, and, if so, the matter is one entirely at the discretion of the various county councils and county borough councils. In Scotland, where the Board of Customs and Excise are responsible for the collection, it is the practice to issue a form of declaration at the close of each year calling the attention of licence holders to the necessity of renewing their licences and giving all necessary information as to the places where licences can be obtained, etc.