HC Deb 29 July 1931 vol 255 c2304W

asked the Minister of Transport whether, in view of the heavy burden incurred by people in rural districts in Scotland owing to an extra licence charge being imposed on motor omnibuses conveying passengers to rural entertainments when such motor omnibuses have already paid the annual licence fee, he will take steps to discontinue any such extra licence charge?


In prescribing the fees to be paid for the certificates and licences required by the Road Traffic Act, 1930, in connection with the operation of public service vehicles I adopted the general principle that the scheme of control under Part IV of the Act should, so far as practicable be self-supporting and the scale of fees was fixed with a view to attaining that end. I am not at present prepared to amend that scale.