§ Mr. Michael Heseltine
asked the Minister of Transport by what authority he will establish the 81 new regional offices planned for the 1970s for vehicle registration and vehicle and driver licensing.
§ Mr. Marsh
My general powers to discharge my responsibilities as I think best will enable me to operate local offices as necessary after I assume statutory responsibility for the vehicle and driving licensing system under the Bill now before Parliament. The Bill will involve no increase in the number of offices.