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Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

Volume 447: debated on Monday 12 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what revenue has been earned by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency from the provision of motorists' details in each of the last three financial years. (75515)

The following figures provided represent the costs recovered by DVLA for providing vehicle and driver information, based on the marginal cost of providing the data and charged to those requesting the activity.

Costs recovered for motorists details (£000)

2003-04

4,854

2004-05

5,007

2005-06 (Provisional outturn)

6,364

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the cost has been of the Driver Vehicle and Licensing Agency Diversity Unit since its establishment; and if he will make a statement. (76315)

The following figures are the total expenditure incurred by DVLA’s Diversity Unit since its start in August 2004.

£

2004-05

67,000

2005-06 (Provisional outturn)

276,000

The agency’s Diversity Unit is responsible for setting, agreeing and implementing the agency’s diversity policies and the action plans to ensure compliance with the public sector duties in diversity legislation such as the Race Relations (Amendment) and Disability Discrimination Acts. It focuses attention within the agency on ensuring that all staff and customers can access and use agency facilities and services, and meet its business aims for road safety. The Diversity Unit was formed in August 2004 from the basis of the agency’s equal opportunities team, which had been in existence for more than 10 years.