§ Mr. A. Edwards
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware 1809W that hardship occurs where motor-car owners are compelled to take out a licence before applications for petrol can be considered; and whether he will consider, when no grant is made, refunding the licence payment?
§ Sir K. Wood
I am aware that when applying for a petrol allowance a motorcar owner is required to produce a licence to use the vehicle. As regards the second part of the Question, I would refer my hon. Friend to Regulation 28 (2) of the Road Vehicles (Registration and Licensing) Regulations, 1941, which provides that where a council is satisfied that a vehicle in respect of which a licence has been taken out has not been used upon any road repairable at the public expense at any time during the currency of the licence, the holder shall upon surrender of such licence be entitled to a refund of the duty paid.