Clause 16 - Disposal
Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Bill
9:45 am

Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.

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Mrs Anne McIntosh (Shadow Minister, Environment and Transport; Vale of York, Conservative)

Clause 16 makes similar amendments to those in the 1984 Act. It allows vehicles displaying neither a valid tax disc nor registration plates to be destroyed immediately, and removes the requirement to wait until the expiry of the tax disc in other cases. I seek confirmation that landowners and other bodies will be consulted, where appropriate, on the guidance notes on disposal and that it will not be left entirely to the Secretary of State.

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Mr Alun Michael (Minister of State (Rural Affairs), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs; Cardiff South and Penarth, Labour/Co-operative)

The clause amends the 1984 Act, in parallel with provisions that we have previously discussed in relation to the 1978 Act, to allow for the immediate disposal of vehicles that do not display a licence or a registration mark. It also removes the requirement to wait for the expiration of a licence before disposal can take place. That is all that the clause does.

Question put and agreed to.

Clause 16 ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clause 17 ordered to stand part of the Bill.