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Carriers' Licences

Volume 440: debated on Monday 21 July 1947

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asked the Minister ot Transport how many applications for "A" and "B" licences respectively have been made in each of the last six quarter-years for which figures are available; in how many cases was the grant of such licences opposed by a railway company: and how many licences were granted.

I regret that quarterly figures are not available. The most recent annual figures are for the year ended 30th September, 1938, and I will, with my hon. Friend's permission, circulate in the OFFICIAL REPORT a statement giving some relevant statistical information in respect of that year.

Following is the statement:

The figures of applications for "A" and "B" currency carriers' licences and variations for the year ended 30th September, 1938, are as follow:

Total applications (all traffic areas)Total granted
"A" currency licences and variations8,3856,783
"B" currency licences and variations39,65736,855

Figures in respect of applications objected to by the railway companies are not available for the North Western and East Midland Traffic Areas. The figures for the remaining ten traffic areas for the year ended 30th September, 1938, are as follow:

Applications (10 traffic areas).Granted.Objected to by railway companies.
'A' currency licences and variations6,2895,1572,007
"B" currency licences and variations.30,65828,5193,864