§ 19. Mr. John Hall
asked the Minister of Transport what was the total net revenue received from the issue of driving licences, after deduction of all costs of issue, in the last financial year.
§ Mr. Hay
We cannot accurately calculate the net revenue accruing from the issue of driving licences alone, as the local authorities' staff engaged on this work carry out other duties, such as the issue of vehicle excise licences. But the gross revenue received from the issue of driving licences during the twelve months ended 30th November, 1959, was £4.4 million. The gross expenditure incurred by local taxation authorities in the financial year ended 4th April, 1960, is estimated at £3.1 million.