Written Answers. - Driving Licences.

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asked the Minister for Local Government if his attention has been drawn to the proposal to enable motorists in Great Britain and Northern Ireland to purchase a driving licence for £5 which can remain valid for the holder's lifetime; and if he proposes to introduce similar facilities in the Republic.

I have seen a reference in a newspaper to a proposal relating to Great Britain on the lines of that set out in the first part of the question. The answer to the second part of the question is "no."