§ Mr. Darling
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether it is still his intention to discontinue the recording of previous owners in car registration documents, thus encouraging dishonest car-dealers fraudulently to misdescribe used cars with less chance of detection.
§ Mr. Peyton
The new type of registration document to be issued from 1974 under the centralised vehicle licensing system will include only the current owner's name and address. The expense and inconvenience of providing otherwise could not be justified. But when a car is with a dealer the registration document will still give the name and address of the last private owner; enforcement officers will be able to obtain other previous owners' names and addresses on inquiry of my Department.