§ 119. Mr. Ernest Davies
asked the Minister of Transport if he will make a statement regarding the increasing rate at which "C" licences are being issued; and as to the action he proposes to take in regard thereto.
§ Mr. Barnes
I think it would be more satisfactory if I gave the numbers of vehicles authorised under "C" licences. The increase in the number of vehicles authorised under "C" licences during the first six months of the year was approximately 56,496 (in the first quarter 27,630, in the second quarter 28,866) compared with an increase of 103,413 during the whole of 1947. The figures for July and August were 11,036 and 11,624 respectively, of which 7,131 and 7,896 respectively did not exceed 1½ tons unladen weight. I am having the figures further analysed.