§ Mr. Maples
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what is the current timetable for the start of the select registration scheme.
§ Mr. Atkins
The select registration scheme will start on 1 October 1990 with the H letter. Buyers of new vehicles after that date will be able to purchase an entitlement to any registration mark from the numerical range 1 to 20, for almost all possible three-letter combinations. The sales scheme will be widely publicised and I have placed copies of the Department's information leaflet in the Library.