—(1) If any person, being a manufacturer or repairer of or dealer in motor vehicles, makes in the prescribed manner an application in that behalf to the Registrar that he may be entitled in lieu of taking out a licence under this Part for each motor vehicle kept by him to take out a general licence in respect of all motor vehicles used by him, the Registrar may, if satisfied as to the bona fides of the applicant and subject to the prescribed conditions, issue to him such a licence on payment of the prescribed levy.
(2) The holder of any licence issued under this section shall not be entitled by virtue of that licence to use more than one motor vehicle at any one time except in the case of a motor vehicle drawing a trailer and used for the prescribed purposes or to use any vehicle for any purpose other than such purposes as may be prescribed.
(3) Nothing in this section shall operate to prevent a person entitled to take out a general licence from holding 2 or more such licences.
(4) A general licence shall not be issued until the applicant has produced to the Registrar such evidence as may be prescribed 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 motor vehicleby the applicant or by other persons on his order or with his permission; or
the motor vehicleis 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.
(5) 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.
(6) 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.
(7) If any person is aggrieved by the refusal of the Registrar to issue a general licence under this section, he may appeal to the Minister.
(8) 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.
(9) Any order made by the Minister under subsection (8) shall be final and shall not be challenged, appealed against, reviewed, quashed or called in question in any court and shall not be subject to certiorari, prohibition, mandamus or injunction in any court on any account.
(10) Any court before whom the holder of a general licence has been convicted of any offence under this Act or the rules or of any breach of the conditions of such general licence in respect of any vehicle used under a general licence held by him may suspend the general licence for the period of its validity or for any lesser period.
(11) The general licence shall thereupon be delivered to the court by the holder thereof and the court shall send the general licence to the Registrar who shall keep such licence until the suspension has expired or been cancelled.