§ Mr. David Young
asked the Secretary of State for Transport if, following the reply to the hon. Member for Gravesend (Mr. Ovenden)—Official Report, 13th February 1978, c. 35—if he will now consider taking steps to restore the responsibilities of providing Road Fund licences to local authorities.
§ Mr. Horam
No. These cases have to be seen alongside the 4 million transactions of all sorts the centralised system deals with every month while maintaining a proper record of drivers and vehicles. The old system was failing to provide that record. Quite apart from the disruption which a further change would cause, it would be mistaken to return it.