HC Deb 01 November 1988 vol 139 c557W
Mr. Stern

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether it is yet possible to reduce the five-year delay before the cherished registration number from a stolen car can be re-issued.

Mr. Peter Bottomley

From today, the last registered keeper of a stolen and unrecovered vehicle with a cherished number can have that number reinstated on another vehicle only one year after the date of theft. Those motorists known to be able to benefit from the change are being informed individually by the driver and vehicle licensing centre.