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Disabled Drivers (Licence Records)

Volume 961: debated on Monday 22 January 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport what records referring to disabled drivers were passed from the former driving licence authorities to the Swansea centre when the responsibility for these licences was taken over by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Centre; and if he will make a statement.

Local authority motor taxation offices gave the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Centre details of driving licence entitlements. Comparatively few cases where medical conditions had been declared had been medically investigated by the local authorities and very little medical information was transferred to the medical adviser at the centre. By contrast all medical cases are now investigated and assessed to a common standard.