§ 5. Miss Joan Hall
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will consider issuing a driving licence and making it proof against abuses by providing the holder's particulars as in the passport, including a photograph.
§ Miss Hall
I thank my right hon. Friend for that reply. Incidentally I am "Madam", not "Sir". My hon. Friend replied "No, Sir". [Interruption.] Oh, I see; he was addressing me through the Chair. My suggestion was not ridiculous because there are quite a number of abuses through forgery of driving licences. Last year there were 2,256 findings of guilt. It would save a great deal of abuse of the driving licence if a photograph were attached.
§ Mr. Peyton
Well, Sir, I have given my hon. Friend's suggestion very careful 1421 thought. I still do not believe that it would be justified. Even the prospect that some licences, like my hon. Friend's, would become more decorative would not justify it.