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Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) (Amendment) (Test Fees) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

1996 No. 141

ROAD TRAFFIC AND VEHICLES

Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) (Amendment) (Test Fees) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

Made

2nd April 1996

Coming into operation

3rd June 1996

The Department of the Environment, in exercise of the powers conferred on it by Articles 5(4) and 218(1) of the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1981(1) and of every other power enabling it in that behalf, and in accordance with Article 19C(3) of that Order with the approval of the Department of Finance and Personnel, hereby makes the following Regulations:

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) (Amendment) (Test Fees) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996 and shall come into operation on 3rd June 1996.

Amendment of the Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1994

2.  For regulation 15 (fees in respect of tests) of the Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1994(2) there shall be substituted—

15.(1) The following provisions of this regulation shall apply in the case of a person who submits himself for a test or applies for an appointment for a test.

(2) Subject to paragraph (5), the fee payable in respect of a test to be taken in any vehicle, except a motor cycle, and conducted on a week day other than a Saturday by an examiner appointed under paragraph (1)(a) of regulation 13 shall be—

(a)in the case of a test which is due to commence before half past four in the afternoon, £27·00; and

(b)in the case of a test which is due to commence at or after that time, £38·50.

(3) Subject to paragraph (5), the fee payable in respect of a test to be taken in any vehicle, except a motor cycle, and conducted on a Saturday, by an examiner appointed under paragraph (1)(a) of regulation 13 shall be £38·50.

(4) The fees payable in respect of a test to be taken on a motor cycle where that test is to be conducted on the days and times referred to in paragraphs (2)(a), (b) and (3) by an examiner referred to in those paragraphs, shall be respectively £38·00, £48·50 and £48·50.

(5) No fee shall be payable in respect of a test to be taken in an invalid carriage.

(6) No fee shall be payable in respect of a test conducted by persons or bodies authorised in sub-paragraph (b) of regulation 13(1)..

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of the Environment on

L.S.

Trevor Pearson

Assistant Secretary

2nd April 1996

The Department of Finance and Personnel approves these Regulations.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of Finance and Personnel on .

L.S.

J. G. Sullivan

Assistant Secretary

2nd April 1996

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations.)

These Regulations further amend the Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1994 by increasing the fee payable for a driving test on all types of vehicles except invalid carriages (for which no fee is payable) as follows—

(a)for all types of vehicles, except a motor cycle, in the case of a test which is due to commence before half past four in the afternoon, from £25·50 to £27·00; and

(b)for a motor cycle—

(i)in the case of a test which is due to commence before half past four in the afternoon, from £25·50 to £38·00; and

(ii)in the case of a test which is due to commence at or after that time or on a Saturday, from £38·50 to £48·50.

In the case of a test for all types of vehicles, except a motor cycle, which is due to commence at or after half past four in the afternoon or on a Saturday, the fee of £38·50 is unchanged.

(1)

S.I. 1981/154 (N.I. 1); see Article 2(2) for the definition of “Department” and “prescribed”; Articles 5 and 19C were substituted by Sch. 1 to S.I. 1991/197 (N.I. 3)

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