HC Deb 21 February 1922 vol 150 c1743W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer why persons who have bought a car from an owner who had a quarterly licence and wish to take out an annual licence are not permitted to do so, and thereby compelled to pay considerably more in licence duty than they otherwise would do?


I have been asked to reply to this question. The Regulations do not place a purchaser of a car in any different position from the vendor in relation to the licence duty. There are obvious administrative and financial difficulties in allowing the right to change from a quarterly to an annual licence, but I think the point has been largely met by the new Regulations in the Road Vehicles (Part Year Licensing) Order, 1921.