§ Sir G. Fox
asked the Minister of War Transport how the total number of road vehicles of all types now taxed in this country compares with the average number paying tax in 1938, respectively.
§ Mr. Barnes
Complete figures are not yet available, but from the latest returns submitted it is estimated that at 31st August, 1945, the total number of road vehicles of all types for which licence duty had been paid and licences were then current (excluding trade licences) was approximately 2,225,000. The corresponding figure at 31st August, 1938, was 2,949,795 and the average for 1938 was 2,766,931.