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Driving: Licensing

Volume 461: debated on Monday 4 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many drivers are licensed to drive motor vehicles on public roads in Great Britain. (139628)

On 8 May 2007 there were 42,289,023 drivers licensed to drive motor vehicles on public roads in Great Britain.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) provisional, (b) full and (c) repeat provisional driving licences were issued in each year since 1997. (139675)

See following table for the total number of licences issued between 1997 and 2006.

Total

1997

6,718,570

1998

6,186,831

1999

5,394,258

2000

5,372,457

2001

5,955,405

2002

4,820,503

2003

6,619,823

2004

6,957,384

2005

7,029,344

2006

7,587,193

The breakdown of these figures into full and provisional licences is not available. We do not have figures for the numbers of repeat provisional driving licences.