My involvement? NIL. I worked in IT support. Working in IT support does give you an “access all areas” pass though.
Back to customised plates. Now after a person applied for a custom plate, it went off to a senior public servant for approval. Let’s call her Deidre. Deidre would approve the application for the plates to be stamped.
Deidre. Not a worldly-wise women was Deirde. As the wall of 50-odd (stamped) rejected plates attested to. The memorable ones included LUV269, 4PLAY & T*AT.
The curious can click The Smoking Gun – “Blue” Plate List for a list of other rejected plates.