HC Deb 17 May 1999 vol 331 c251W
Mr. Caton

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what plans he has to amend the licensing rules for learner motor cyclists. [84716]

Ms Glenda Jackson

My Department has today issued a Consultation Paper that proposes to replace the two year provisional motorcycle licence with arrangements that encourage all learner riders to be properly trained and tested within two years. These new arrangements would apply fairly to all learner riders, and should be simpler to understand and administer. Copies of the Paper have been placed in the House Library.