—(1) Any person being a manufacturer or repairer of or a dealer in vehicles may apply to the Registrar in the prescribed manner to be allowed, in lieu of taking out a licence under this Part for each vehicle kept or used by him, to take out a general licence in respect of all vehicles kept or used by him.
(2) Subject to subsection (5), the Registrar, upon receiving an application under subsection (1), may —
if satisfied as to the bona fides of the applicant; and
on payment by the applicant of the prescribed levy,
issue a general licence to the applicant either unconditionally or subject to such conditions as the Registrar thinks fit to impose.
(3) The holder of any licence issued under this section shall not be entitled by virtue of that licence to use —
more than one vehicle at any one time except in the case of a motor vehicle drawing a trailer and used for the prescribed purposes; or
any vehicle for any purpose other than such purposes as may be prescribed.
(4) Nothing in this section shall operate to prevent a person entitled to take out a general licence from holding 2 or more such licences.
(5) A general licence shall not be issued until the applicant has produced to the Registrar such evidence as the Registrar may require that either —
for the period of the licence there will be in force the policy of insurance or the security required by law in relation to the use of the vehicle by the applicant or by other persons on his order or with his permission; or
the vehicle is a vehicle to which section 3 of the Motor Vehicles (Third-Party Risks and Compensation) Act (Cap. 189) does not apply at any time when it is being driven by the owner thereof or by an employee of his in the course of his employment or is otherwise subject to the control of the owner.
(6) Provision may be made by rules under this Act for the issue of more than one type of general licence and for assigning a general identification mark to a person holding any licence issued under this section.
(7) No general licence shall be assigned or transferred and the holder of any general licence who shall assign or transfer or attempt to assign or transfer the licence shall be guilty of an offence.
(8) The Registrar may suspend or revoke a general licence if he is satisfied —
that the issue of the licence has been procured by fraud or misrepresentation; or
that the person to whom the general licence was issued has contravened or failed to comply with any of the provisions of this Act or with any condition of the general licence.
(9) Upon the suspension or revocation of a licence under subsection (8), the holder of the general licence shall surrender the general licence to the Registrar.
(10) If any person is aggrieved by the refusal of the Registrar to issue a general licence or by the suspension or revocation of a general licence, he may appeal to the Minister.
(11) The Minister shall, on any such appeal, make such order in the matter as he thinks just and the Registrar shall comply with any order so made.