HC Deb 04 July 1940 vol 362 cc1029-30W
Sir J. Mellor

asked the Minister of Transport whether, in view of the waste of time occasioned by officers command- ing units being required, in some circumstances, to purchase from local authorities driving licences for soldiers driving motor cars and motor cycles in the course of their duties, the fees paid being credited to the Exchequer, he will give instructions that, in future, emergency permits, by virtue of existing powers under the Defence Regulations, shall be issued to all service drivers?

Sir J. Reith

The emergency permits are issued under conditions agreed to be convenient by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for War, and I do not think it would be desirable to abrogate entirely the ordinary requirements of the law relating to the licensing of service drivers.

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