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Driving Licence Renewals

Volume 26: debated on Tuesday 29 June 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport what is now the average time taken to renew a driving licence at the driver and vehicle licensing centre, Swansea.

At present over 85 per cent. of driving licences are issued within three weeks of a valid application reaching the centre. Drivers are legally entitled to drive while their licences are being renewed, provided they are not disqualified on medical or legal grounds: each application form bears a note to this effect.