asked the Minister of Transport how many mechanically propelled vehicles are at present on the roads in Great Britain, giving the number of each separate classification available; and how many he estimates there will be in 1955 and 1960.
The most recent figures available are those of mechanically propelled road vehicles for which licences were current on 28th February, 1949. These are approximately as follows:—
|Cycles and pedestrian controlled vehicles||447,000|
|Hackney Vehicles (including tramcars)||129,000|
|Agricultural Tractors, etc.||220,000|
|General Haulage Tractors||4,000|
|Goods Vehicles of all kinds||764,000|
|Exempt Vehicles (Service vehicles, ambulances, etc.)||73,000|