§ Lieut.-Colonel ARCHER-SHEE
asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that persons taking out quarterly licences for motor cars have to wait nearly one week before the licence is returned; and whether he will arrange that in cases where the money for the new licence and a card have been sent the owner shall be allowed to use his car pending the receipt of the new licence?
§ Mr. NEAL
I am not aware that there is any general delay as stated in my hon. and gallant Friend's question, though in some cases, no doubt, some delay occurs owing to the great pressure of work on the local authorities. As regards the renewal of quarterly licences, to which I infer the second part of the question relates, I would point out:
- (1) That an expired quarterly licence can be surrendered and a new one obtained at any principal Post Office in the registration area, and
1327 that if this facility were more largely used, the licensing authorities would be relieved of a great deal of work.
- (2) That quarterly licences can be renewed with the licensing authorities through the post without the surrender of the old licence at any time during the 10 days preceding the commencement of the new quarter.