To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects to bring forward legislative proposals to remove the offence of displaying a UK national flag on number plates; if he will introduce an amnesty for drivers with such number plates in the interim; whether such display will affect the conduct and results of MOT tests in the interim; and if he will make a statement. (243077)
We intend to make an announcement shortly on the way forward. The display of national flags does not affect an MOT test result. Enforcement is a matter for the police, and the evidence we have is that they are using their discretion in this matter.