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Old 12-30-2014, 07:11 AM   #1
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Union Jack to feature on British driving licences

Union Flag to appear alongside EU flag on UK photocard licences

Union Jack to feature on British driving licences

BRITISH driving licences are soon to feature the Union Jack, Transport Minister Claire Perry announced today.

Anyone applying for a new licence or changing their personal details will be issued with a photocard showing both the British and European Union flags.

Since 1998, when the photocard licence was introduced, only the European Union flag has featured on it.

The changes will apply to motorists in England, Scotland and Wales, allowing them 'fly the flag with pride in the new year,' accoriding to ministers.

Perry said: 'People in this country rightly take pride in our national flag which is why I am delighted it will now be displayed on British driving licences.

'Celebrating Britain strengthens our sense of national identity and our unity. I will feel proud to carry my new licence and I hope others will too.'

David Cameron announced his intention to put the Union Jack on British driving licences two years ago but the plans were postponed until after the referendum on Scottish independence.

The photocard is also due to become the only part of new driving licences under plans to abolish the paper counterpart.
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