New Clause 6

Part of Road Safety Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 6:45 pm on 18 April 2006.

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Fee for renewal of photocard licence and issue of certain alternative licences

‘(1) In section 99 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (c.52) (duration of licence)—

(a) in subsection (7) (grant of new licence free of charge on surrender of photocard licence after ten years, in cases of error and on change of name or address), omit “and any licence granted under this subsection shall be granted free of charge”, and

(b) After that subsection insert—

“(7ZA) The Secretary of State is not required by subsection (7) above to grant a new licence on the surrender of a licence and its counterpart by a person in pursuance of subsection (2A) above unless the person has paid the fee (if any) which is prescribed; but any other licence under that subsection is to be granted free of charge.”

(2) In section 117A(2)(c) and (3) of that Act (disqualification etc. of holders of Community licences: issue of alternative licences), for “, free of charge,” substitute “, on payment of such fee (if any) as may be prescribed,”.'. —[Dr. Ladyman.]