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Driving Licences (Gp Reports)

Volume 301: debated on Tuesday 25 November 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what action he is taking to resolve the dispute between the DVLA and BMA regarding payment of GPs for medical reports required to obtain driving licences. [17601]

The fees being paid to doctors for supplying medical information do not meet with the approval of the British Medical Association. Only a small proportion of doctors are refusing to provide information however the majority are providing the medical information for the fee offered. DVLA is reviewing the position and will be seeking to reach agreement with the BMA.