HC Deb 12 July 1990 vol 176 c280W
Mr. Harris

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he has now taken a decision on the regulations governing those who accompany learner drivers.

Mr. Atkins

I have today laid in the House regulations that require accompanying drivers to be at least 21 years old and to have held a full licence for three years.

In order to ensure that existing and future provisional licence holders are aware fully of the new requirements, they will come into force on 1 October 1990. I urge strongly all provisional licence holders to ensure that those who accompany them meet these requirements now, and not to wait until 1 October.