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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2009 No. 73

Road Traffic And Vehicles

The Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) (Amendment) (Test Fees) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009

Made

27th February 2009

Coming into operation

1st April 2009

The Department of the Environment makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by Articles 5(3), (4) and (5), 19C(1) and 218(1) of the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1981(1).

Citation and commencement

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) (Amendment) (Test Fees) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2009 and shall come into operation on 1 April 2009.

Amendment of the Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996

2.  For Schedules 4 and 4A of the Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996(2) substitute—

Regulation 22

SCHEDULE 4Fees for Tests

PART 1FEES FOR PRACTICAL TESTS

Column (1)

Category or sub-category of vehicle

Column (2)

Test, other than an extended driving test, commencing—

Column (3)

Extended driving test commencing

(a) During normal

hours

(b) Out of hours

(a) During

normal

hours

(b) Out of hours
1.  A1, B1 (other than B1 invalid carriages) and P£58.00£71.00
2.  A£58.00£71.00£116.00
3.  B£45.50£62.50£91.00
4.  F, G, H and K£45.50
5.  B+E, C, C1, D, D1, C+E, C1+E, D+E and D1+E£66.00£99.00
6.  B1 (invalid carriages)NilNilNilNil

PART 2FEES FOR SPECIAL MANOEUVRES TESTS

Column (1)

Category or sub-category of vehicle

Column (2)

Special manoeuvres test, commencing—

(a) During

normal

hours

(b) Out of hours
1.  A, A1 and P£31.00£43.00

Regulation 24

SCHEDULE 4AFEES FOR THEORY TESTS

Column (1)

Category or sub-category of vehicle

Column (2)

Fee

1.  A, A1 and P£30.00
2.  B and B1 (other than invalid carriages)£30.00
3.  C, C1, D and D1 large vehicle test of driving theory£35.00
4.  C, C1, D and D1 large vehicle test of hazard perception£15.00

Revocation

3.  The Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) (Amendment) (Test Fees) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005(3) are revoked.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of the Environment on 27th February 2009.

Legal seal

Stanley Duncan

A senior officer of the

Department of the Environment

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations)

These Regulations amend the Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1996 by substituting Schedules 4 and 4A. In the new Schedules 4 and 4A the following fees have been increased —

(a)the fees for categories A, A1, B1 (other than invalid carriages) and P are increased from £53.50 to £58.00 for a test during normal working hours and from £66.00 to £71.00 for a test taken on a weekday evening or on a Saturday;

(b)the weekday fee for category B is increased from £42.00 to £45.50 and the out of hours fee is increased from £58.00 to £62.50. The weekday fee for categories F, G, H and K is increased from £42.00 to £45.50;

(c)the weekday fee for categories C and D and associated sub-categories is increased from £61.00 to £66.00 and the out of hours fee is increased from £92.00 to £99.00;

(d)the fee for extended driving tests for category A is increased from £107.00 to £116.00;

(e)the fee for extended driving tests for category B is increased from £84.00 to £91.00;

(f)the fee for the theory test for categories A, A1, B, B1 (other than individual carriages) and P is increased from £28.50 to £30.00.

The fees for special manoeuvres tests and fees for theory tests for categories C, C1, D and D1 remain unchanged.

The Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) (Amendment) (Test Fees) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2005 (S.R. 2005 No. 403) are revoked as a consequence of these Regulations.

(1)

S.I. 1981/154 (N.I. 1); see Article 2(2) for the definition of “Department”; Article 5 was substituted by S.I. 1991/197 (N.I. 3), Schedule 1 and amended by S.R. 1996 No. 426, Schedule 1, paragraph 2; Article 19C was substituted by S.I. 1991/197(N.I. 3), Schedule 1 and amended by S.I. 1996/1320 (N.I. 10), Schedule 3, paragraph 8; S.R. 1996 No. 426, Schedule 1, paragraph 11 and S.I. 2007/916 (N.I. 10) Schedule 1, Part 1

(2)

S.R. 1996 No. 542; Schedule 4 was amended by S.R. 1997 No. 383, S.R. 1999 No. 358, S.R. 2005 No. 403 and S.R. 2008 No. 418 and Schedule 4A was inserted by S.R. No. 2007 No. 111 and amended by S.R. 2009 No. 14

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