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Driving Licences (Lanarkshire)

Volume 650: debated on Friday 1 December 1961

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asked the Minister of Transport if he will publish details showing how many driving licences were issued in Lanarkshire in each of the last five years, and the estimated issue for each of the next five years.

The total number of driving licences issued in Lanarkshire in each of the last five years for which full details are available, is set out below:

Year endedProvisional licencesFull licencesTotal
30th November, 195661,551138,831200,382
30th November, 195779,570140,080219,650
30th November, 195864,395135,576199,971
30th November, 195962,34395,238157,581
30th November, 196063,55059,576123,126

Provisional licences valid for six months instead of three months were introduced on 1st March, 1958.

The introduction of full driving licences valid for three years instead of one year started on 1st September, 1957, and was spread over three years. These changes account for the drop in the figures for the years 1958–60.

The number of driving licences which it is estimated will be issued in the next five years is set out below:

Year endingProvisional licencesFull licencesTotal
30th November, 196167,10064,100131,200
30th November, 196270,12067,120137,240
30th November, 196373,45069,940143,390
30th November, 196476,78072,070148,850
30th November, 196580,10074,550154,650