HC Deb 04 December 1950 vol 482 cc9-10W
82. Mr. Poole

asked the Minister of Transport why a "C" licence is given to an individual rather than in respect of a vehicle; and if he is satisfied that this method is the most suitable that can be devised.

Mr. Barnes

The Road and Rail Traffic Act, 1933, requires that the grant of a carrier's licence shall be to the person using the vehicle. I see no sufficient reason for any change.

83. Mr. Poole

asked the Minister of Transport if he will now publish the estimate formed by his Department at the time the Transport Act, 1947, was before this House of the extent to which vehicles operating under "C" licence would increase in the following three years.

Mr. Barnes

The tendency of "C" vehicles to increase in number, which was already in evidence before the war, was recognised, but no definite forecasts were or could then be attempted.