Regional Flags: Driving Licences and Number Plates

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 5:20 pm on 19th April 2017.

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Photo of Daniel Zeichner Daniel Zeichner Shadow Minister (Transport) 5:20 pm, 19th April 2017

I have to say that our detailed policy discussions in the run-up to the general election have not extended to that level of detail so far. It is an interesting suggestion that I will happily consider in the future, but for the moment I will concentrate on regional symbols. The point I was about to make to the Minister is that symbols are important, but if one is to have a symbol for a region, there needs to be a region first; I suggest that that is where we ought to head back to. However, that is possibly a bigger debate for another day.

I conclude by giving an assurance that a Labour Government will bring the policies on number plates and driving licences in to line with one another so that, if nothing else, we have consistency. If that helps to build community, solidarity and a positive sense of identity in our nations and regions, that can only be a good thing.