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"C" Licences (Delay)

Volume 437: debated on Monday 5 May 1947

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asked the Minister of Transport why Mr. J. Stimpson was refused a "C" licence for a lorry and told that he would have to wait three weeks for it when he applied to the licensing authority at Cambridge for a licence to cover a vehicle which he urgently required to have licensed in order to convey people to and from farms in working parties of which he is the organiser, and which are ready to drill approximately 1,000 acres of potatoes in and about the northern part of Huntingdonshire.

I am informed by the licensing authority that the delay, which I much regret, was due to exceptionally heavy demands, complicated by the resumption in the Eastern Traffic Area of the issue of licences instead of defence permits early in February. The licence in question was issued on 27th February. "C" licences are now issued in two or three days.