HC Deb 16 February 1955 vol 537 c354
3. Mr. Russell

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation if he will try to arrange that possession of international certificates for motor vehicles and international driving permits shall no longer be necessary for motorists visiting any country in Western Europe.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

The elimination of these documents is one of the aims of the 1949 Convention on Road Traffic, and should be achieved in Western Europe when all the countries concerned have become parties to that Convention.

Mr. Russell

Can my right hon. Friend say when the other parties who have not yet ratified the Convention are likely to do so?

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

I am afraid it is very difficult to speculate when foreign Governments will take action of that sort.