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The Road Vehicles (Registration and Licensing) Regulations 2002

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Registration of Crown vehicles

30.—(1) A Government Department which uses or keeps or, intends to use or keep, a vehicle on a public road shall—

(a)make to the Secretary of State such declaration and furnish him with such particulars as would be required by section 7 of the 1994 Act if the Department desired to take out a vehicle licence for the vehicle; and

(b)make to the Secretary of State a declaration that the vehicle is only to be used for the purposes of the Crown.

(2) Upon receipt of the declaration and particulars the Secretary of State shall—

(a)register the vehicle in the name of the Government Department;

(b)if there is no registration mark for the time being assigned to the vehicle, assign a registration mark to it; and

(c)issue a registration document for the vehicle.

(3) Any registration mark assigned under paragraph (2) shall be deemed to be assigned under section 23 of the 1994 Act for the purposes of subsection (2) of that section and of these Regulations.

(4) No vehicle licence or nil licence shall be issued by the Secretary of State in respect of the vehicle so registered.

(5) Where a Government Department is the registered keeper of a vehicle, regulations 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25 shall apply on a change in the keeper of a vehicle and regulations 20, 21, 22 and 25 shall apply on a change in the keeper of a vehicle from one Government Department to another.

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