Regulations prohibiting the grant of excise licences unless evidence of insurance or securityN.I.
83. After Article 97 of the Order of 1981 (requirements as to production of certificate of insurance or of security) insert–
“Regulations prohibiting the grant of excise licences unless evidence of insurance or security
97A. The Department may by regulations provide that where an application is made in Northern Ireland for a licence under the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994 the licence shall not be granted unless the applicant produces such evidence as may be prescribed that either–
(a)on the date when the licence comes into operation there will be in force the necessary policy of insurance or the necessary security in relation to the use of the vehicle by the applicant or by other persons on his order or with his permission; or
(b)the vehicle is a vehicle to which Article 90 does not apply at a time when it is being driven by the owner or by a servant of the owner in the course of his employment, or is otherwise subject to the control of the owner.”.