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Driving: Licensing

Volume 465: debated on Thursday 25 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many people held full UK driving licences in (a) Sandwell metropolitan borough council, (b) the West Midlands and (c) the UK in each year since 1997. (160120)

The following table shows the estimated number of people holding a full driving licence in (a) the West Midlands government office region and (b) Great Britain based on data from the National Travel Survey. It is not possible to produce estimates for Sandwell metropolitan borough council using data from this survey.

Full car driving licence holders, West Midlands government office region and Great Britain, 1996-98 to 20061

Estimated licence holders (million)

West Midlands

1996-98

2.7

1997-99

2.8

1998-2000

2.8

1999-2001

2.8

2002-03

2.9

2003-04

2.9

2004-05

2.9

2005-06

3.0

Great Britain

1996-98

30.7

1997-99

31.1

1998-2000

31.6

1999-2001

31.7

2002

31.9

2003

32.1

2004

32.2

2005

33.3

2006

33.7

1 Data for several years have been combined in some cases to increase the sample size.