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Motor Vehicles: Registration

Volume 458: debated on Wednesday 14 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the requirements are for the registration of Class 3 vehicles with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA); what factors were taken into account in deciding those requirements; and what steps have been taken by the DVLA to convey this information to the owners of Class 3 vehicles. (127344)

All mechanically propelled vehicles, including class 3 invalid carriages, used or kept on public roads are required by law to be registered.

DVLA has been liaising with suppliers of class 3 vehicles to inform them about the registration requirements for these vehicles. Special information packs, which provide guidance on how to complete the first registration application forms, are available to suppliers and members of the public. Information about the registration requirements for class 3 vehicles is published at:

www.direct.gov.uk/motoring.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many and what proportion of Class 3 vehicles have been registered. (127345)

Official statistics indicate that at the end of September 2006, fewer than 100 class 3 vehicles were registered. Since then, it is estimated that the figure now exceeds 1,500.

The proportion of registered vehicles to unregistered vehicles is unknown.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the annual administration cost to his Department is of registering Class 3 vehicles, including the cost of issuing literature and advice. (127346)

The Department does not record separate administration costs for registering class 3 vehicles. The unit cost for processing registration applications for vehicles of that type is £33.61.

DVLA issues advice and literature about the registration and licensing procedures for all types of vehicles generally.