HC Deb 04 November 1993 vol 231 c337W
Ms Walley

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what checks are carried out by his staff to ensure that negative answers to question 22, relating to criminal convictions, on form GV79 "Application for a Goods Vehicle Operators Licence" are truthful.

Mr. Key

Full records of criminal convictions are not available to the licensing authorities or traffic area offices. However, all applications for goods vehicle operator licences are published in advance of the grant of a licence and circulated to the police, who have a statutory right to make a formal objection to a licence being granted. In some cases, checks may also be made of any records held by the Vehicle Inspectorate on the applicant.