§ Lady Hermon
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what discussions he has had with the 833W Secretary of State for Transport about extending to Northern Ireland measures to improve vehicle licensing in line with those announced by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport in the written ministerial statement of 22 May 2003, Official Report, columns 45–46WS. 
§ Angela Smith
I can confirm that the proposals announced by the Minister for Transport will apply in Northern Ireland. My officials in Driver and Vehicle Licensing Northern Ireland are working with their counterparts in DVLA and DfT on the operational details.