81. Vice-Admiral TAYLOR
asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware of the complaints relating to the operation of Section 61 (3) of the Road Traffic Act, 1930, and of the extent to which conveyance by motor van or lorry has taken place for many years to carry teams to cricket, football, or other sports; and if the Regulations under the Section can be modified so that such vehicles may be freed from the operations of this Clause for the purposes indicated?
§ 82. Mr. MILLS
asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware that the transport by lorries of village teams and works teams to play games all over the county of Kent is being hampered by the Road Traffic Act, Section 61 (3), which compels the registration of these vehicles as contract vehicles; and if he will consider an amendment of the Act to remedy this grievance?
85. Duchess of ATHOLL
asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware that Section 61 (3) of the Road Traffic Act is prejudicing village cricket and football, 1817 inasmuch as the owners of lorries can no longer lend them for conveyance of the teams to matches without incurring an annual expense of about £6; and whether he will take action to remedy this?
§ 86. Mr. SMITHERS
asked the Minister of Transport whether his attention has been directed to the difficulty under the provisions of the Road Traffic Act with regard to the transport of cricket and football teams in motor lorries which are now required to pay a licence duty of £6 before performing such work; and if he will introduce legislation to amend the Act in this respect?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of TRANSPORT (Mr. Parkinson)
I have been asked to reply. I would refer the hon. Members to the reply which my right hon. Friend gave yesterday to a question by the hon. Member for Brecon and Radnor (Mr. Freeman), of which I am sending them each a copy.
Is the hon. Member aware that the question yesterday dealt with children and accidents which had occurred My question to-day deals with teams which are taken for the purpose of playing football and cricket and other amusements—