Clause 42

Part of Road Safety Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee am 4:30 pm ar 18 Ebrill 2006.

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Photo of Owen Paterson Owen Paterson Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) 4:30, 18 Ebrill 2006

Sir Nicholas, I am also pleased to see that you have obviously had a restful Easter and returned supercharged.

I shall not delay the Committee with debate on this clause, but I should just like some clarification. The clause seems sensible, but I should like the Minister to clarify who is in charge. What is the order of command between the DVLA, district councils, and county councils, which have now been brought in where there are two-tier authorities? The measure is sensible, but I am not clear about how it will work in practice. I would be grateful if the Minister could clarify the matter.