§ Mr. Bossom
asked the Minister of Transport the approximate number of vehicles propelled by the use of petrol in Great Britain during April, 1946, and the corresponding number of vehicles in a similar classification during April, 1939.
§ Mr. Barnes
The latest information available relates to February, 1946, and the undermentioned figures show the number of licences current at the end of that month and at the end of February, 1939. I regret the analysis does not differentiate between vehicles operated on petrol and on heavy oil.
Number of Mechanically Propelled Vehicles for which licences are current at end February, 1946 and 1939. — 28th February,1946. 28th February,1939. (Thousands) 1. Private Cars 1,448 1,742 2. Cycles 266 290 3. A. Hackneys (other than trams). 98 75 B. Tramcars 6 8 4. A. Goods (liquid fuel). 473 470 B. Goods (steam, gas and electric). 7 5 5. Miscellaneous 190 115 2,488 2,705