§ 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.