HC Deb 28 March 1984 vol 57 c171W
Mr. Gerald Bowden

asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has any plans to allow organisations other than the Post Office to renew vehicle tax discs.

Mrs. Chalker

We are constantly looking at ways of improving the vehicle relicensing system to ensure that motorists are offered as efficient and convenient a service as possible at minimum cost to public funds. To test the demand for facilities in addition to those provided by the Post Office I have recently approved a proposal by the Automobile Association for a trial scheme which will allow motorists to carry out straightforward licence renewals for cars and motor cycles at AA Centres in the south-west. The scheme will start in mid May and will run until the end of March 1985.