Clause 1 - Form in which registers are to be kept

Part of Registers of Births and Deaths Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 9:45 am on 27th January 2021.

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Photo of John Spellar John Spellar Labour, Warley 9:45 am, 27th January 2021

May I reinforce that point to the Minister? The Department for Transport and the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency moved to electronic registration and did away with the paper licence. They are saving a few million pounds a year in printing and dispatching, but they are losing something like £100 million a year through increases in evasion. Sometimes the simplistic move to digital and electronic recording does not always bring benefits and can be much more expensive than what may seem, on the face of it, to be a more cumbersome system.