HC Deb 21 May 1980 vol 985 cc241-2W
7. Mr. Dykes

asked the Minister of Transport if he has yet been able to reach any conclusions on the future of the motor vehicle number plate registration system following recent representation from the public.

Mr. Fowler

The present series of registration marks will run out in July 1983 when the end of the Y year suffix has been reached. The replacement of DVLC's main frame computers means that there is an opportunity to consider a wider variety of format to replace the present system. I intend shortly to issue a consultation document on this. I will of course welcome the public's views.