§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will make a statement on the progress which is being made with regard to the centralisation and computerisation of the records and issuing of road fund licences.395W
§ Mr. Eldon Griffiths
The centralisation project is proceeding to schedule. This provides for centralisation of vehicle records and licensing to start in 1974 and to be completed in 1976. My right hon. Friend assumes legal responsibility on 1st April for driver and vehicle licensing, although for the time being the local authorities at present responsible for this work will continue to discharge these functions as his agents.