§ "(2) A mechanically propelled vehicle shall not be chargeable with any duty under this Act by reason of its use by or for the purposes of a person ('a disabled person') suffering from a physical defect or disability or by reason of its being kept for such use if—
- (a) it is registered under this Act in the name of that person; and
- (b) he has obtained, or is eligible for, a grant under paragraph 2 of Schedule 2 to the National Health Service Act 1977 in relation to that vehicle or is in receipt of a mobility allowance; and
- (c) no other vehicle registered in his name under this Act is exempted from
1297 duty under this subsection or section 7 of the Finance Act 1971;
and for the purposes of this subsection a vehicle shall be deemed to be registered in the name of a disabled person in receipt of a mobility allowance if it is registered in the name of a person appointed pursuant to regulations under the Social Security Act 1975 to exercise any of his rights or powers or in the name of a person nominated for the purposes of this subsection by the disable person or by a person so appointed.".
§ (2) So much of section 13 of the Finance Act 1976 as excludes a person entitled to a mobility allowance from the exemption from duty conferred by section 7 of the Finance Act 1971 shall cease to have effect.
(3) In section 7 of the Finance Act 1971 after paragraph (c) there shall be inserted the words "and—
(d) no vehicle exempted from duty under section 7(2) of the Vehicles (Excise) Act 1971 is (or by virtue of that provision is deemed to be) registered in his name under that Act.".
§ (4) Section 26(1)(c) of the Vehicles (Excise) Act 1971 (offences in respect of licence etc.) shall apply also to any document in the form of a licence which in pursuance of regulations made under that Act is issued in respect of a vehicle exempted from duty under the provisions mentioned in subsections (1) and (3) above; and section 26(2)(a) of that Act (false declarations in connection with applications for a licence) shall apply also in relation to any declaration required by any such regulations to be made in respect of any vehicle so exempted.
§ (5) This section shall come into force on 1st December 1978.'.—[Mr. Robert Sheldon.]
§ Brought up, and read the First time.
§ Amendment (b), leave out '1st December' and insert '1st September'.