HC Deb 21 June 1972 vol 839 c111W
Mr. Harold Walker

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement about his proposal to reorganise vehicle licensing provisions and in particular his proposal to introduce after 1976 temporary licensing powers for motor traders.

Mr. Eldon Griffiths

The centralisation of vehicle licensing is planned to be completed by the end of 1976. I hope that it may subsequently be possible, given proper safeguards, to authorise approved motor dealers to issue temporary licences to allow a newly purchased vehicle to be used on the road immediately.