I had an email from Glyn Reece (Penny’s, Chester) who styles himself as my ‘Norven correspondent’. He wrote: “All that fuss the Post Office made to prevent small shops/PayPoint from getting the road fund licence…well…errr…”

And with it he sent a link to a piece that appeared in the press just before Christmas. The Daily Mail asked if it is the end of the road for the car tax disc. Ministers have said that scrapping paper discs would cut costs. They could become the latest victim of the digital revolution.

It goes on to say that the paper element of the driving licence itself is due for the chop by 2015.

The AA president added that motoring and vehicle information is increasingly going online with the police using number-plate reading camera technology to check car details. •