Government officials turned down a driver’s application for the number MY15 LAM – the Muslim Council of Britain said it was not aware of the decision
PAMY15 LAM number plateDecision: Plates can be withheld on political, racial and religious grounds
Personalised number plates that potentially spell out the word Islam have been banned by the DVLA – for fear of causing offence.
The new ruling was revealed when one driver who tried to order a MY15 LAM plate – my Islam – was told no, reports the Sunday People.
A DVLA spokesman said: “We regularly review the appropriateness as society changes.
“Plates are withheld when they are likely to cause general offence or embarrassment.”
That includes political, racial and religious grounds.
The Muslim Council of Britain said it was not aware of the decision.
Previously the DVLA has banned the creation of number plates including BU14 SHT, OM63 WTF and BU63 GER.