§ Mr. John Page
asked the Minister of Transport how many vehicle excise licence application forms were issued during 1966 but are non-applicable for current licences; and what is the approximate cost of these forms which are to be destroyed.
§ Mr. Marsh
Some 21 million of these forms were issued during 1966. None remained in central stock, but I regret it is not possible to ascertain how many had to be destroyed locally by the 17,000 post offices and 183 tax offices holding them when they were instructed in September, 1967 to replace any remaining local stocks with the current versions.