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Personnel (Driving Licences)

Volume 360: debated on Thursday 9 May 1940

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asked the Secretary of State for War whether he has considered the position of holders of licences to drive public service or heavy goods vehicles who allow their licences to lapse by reason of military service during the war; and whether he will obtain an assurance for them regarding the eventual renewal of such licences?

I am informed by my right hon. Friend the Minister of Transport that the Chairman of Traffic Commissioners have given an assurance that they will be prepared to renew, without further test, licences to drive public service vehicles or heavy goods vehicles held by personnel who allow them to lapse by reason of military service during the war, provided that they retain the necessary qualifications with regard to medical fitness and character