HL Deb 31 July 1962 vol 243 cc198-9

Clause 19, page 13, line 36, after ("held",) insert (",or was entitled (on making the requisite application and declaration and on payment of the appropriate fee) to the grant of,")


My Lords, Clause 19 contains, among other things, power to make regulations to raise the minimum age for driving an articulated vehicle up to 21. Paragraph (i) safeguards people who at the time of change, if one is made, are above the existing minimum age but below the new one by allowing them to continue to drive the articulated vehicle if they already have the appropriate substantive licence. As drafted, the provision does not cover drivers who are between the old and the new minimum ages and are entitled to hold a substantive licence through test, or however it may be, but for some reason or other do not actually possess one at that moment. Therefore, what it does, by adding to the reference to the holding of a licence a reference also to entitlement, is to put these drivers, who probably will be very few, on the same basis as drivers who are in the middle-age group and actually have a licence. I beg to move.

Moved, That this House doth agree with the Commons in the said Amendment.—(Lord Chesham.)

On Question, Motion agreed to.