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Driving Licences

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 1 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many driving licences were reported (a) lost and (b) stolen in each of the last five years. (97297)

The DVLA does not keep records of the specific reasons why duplicate driving licences are requested. Duplicate licences are supplied to replace lost, stolen and damaged licences. The total number of duplicate driving licences issued in each of the last five financial years is as follows:

Number

2001-02

584,489

2002-03

699,528

2003-04

811,670

2004-05

856,258

2005-06

937,634

This supersedes my answer of 19 October 2006, Official Report, column 1340W, to the hon. Member for The Wrekin (Mark Pritchard).