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Crime (International Co-operation) Act 2003

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78Prohibition on holding or obtaining Great Britain and Northern Ireland licences

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(1)The Road Traffic Act 1988 (c. 52) is amended as follows.

(2)In section 97 (grant of licences)—

(a)in subsection (1)(c), after sub-paragraph (i) there is inserted—

(ia)any Northern Ireland licence held by him together with its Northern Ireland counterpart and its counterpart (if any) issued to him under this Part of this Act,,

(b)after subsection (1A) there is inserted—

(1AA)Where a licence under this Part of this Act is granted to a person who surrenders under sub-paragraph (ia) of subsection (1)(c) above his Northern Ireland licence together with the counterparts mentioned in that sub-paragraph to the Secretary of State—

(a)that person ceases to be authorised by virtue of section 109(1) of this Act to drive in Great Britain a motor vehicle of any class, and

(b)the Secretary of State must send the Northern Ireland licence and its Northern Ireland counterpart to the licensing authority in Northern Ireland together with particulars of the class of motor vehicles to which the licence granted under this Part of this Act relates.

(3)In section 99 (duration of licences), after subsection (3) there is inserted—

(3A)Where—

(a)the Secretary of State is sent under a provision of Northern Ireland law corresponding to section 97(1AA) of this Act a licence granted under this Part of this Act to a person to drive a motor vehicle of any class, and

(b)the Secretary of State is satisfied that a Northern Ireland licence to drive a motor vehicle of that or a corresponding class has been granted to that person,

the Secretary of State must serve notice in writing on that person revoking the licence granted under this Part of this Act.

(4)In section 102 (disqualification to prevent duplication of licences), at the end there is inserted—

(2)A person is also disqualified for holding or obtaining a licence authorising him to drive a motor vehicle of any class so long as he is authorised by virtue of section 109(1) of this Act to drive a motor vehicle of that or a corresponding class.

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