§ Mr. Mulley
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his policy on the proposals of the European Economic Commission for the harmonisation of driving licences; when it is proposed that they should come into effect; and whether an English text is available.
§ Mr. Peyton
I am considering my policy in the light of views expressed by interested organisations in this country. 37W The proposed effective date is 1st January 1974, but the directive will take only if it is approved by the Council of Ministers. An official English text is not yet available, but I am sending the right hon. Member a copy of an unofficial translation.