HC Deb 04 July 1978 vol 953 c111W
Mr. Stephen Ross

asked the Secretary of State for Transport why it was found necessary to seek larger premises for the local vehicle licensing office at Newport, Isle of Wight; and whether he is aware of the feeling that the offices should remain in the same town.

Mr. Horam

Part of the old taxation office is required by the county council for its own use and the remaining accommodation is inadequate for the service we want to provide. I appreciate the concern expressed at the move from Newport but unfortunately no suitable premises were available there.

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