HC Deb 24 January 1985 vol 71 cc483-4W
Mr. Knowles

asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether he will now announce the result of the consultations on exchange of further foreign driving licences.

Mr. Michael Spicer

Following consultation with representative organisations, my right hon. Friend has made an order under the Road Traffic (Driving Licences) Act 1983 designating the following countries and territoryBarbados, the Republic of Cyprus, Finland, Malta, Zimbabwe, and the British Virgin Islands.

New residents in Great Britain who hold currently valid licences issued in any of these places can apply to exchange them for ordinary driving licences with effect from 2 February 1985. The application must be made within the first year of residence, surrendering a currently valid exchangeable licence.

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