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Driving Licenses: Lost Property

Volume 474: debated on Monday 21 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many driving licences her Department and its agencies have (a) requested as proof of identity or for addition of points, (b) received and (c) had reported lost or stolen by (i) the Department or its agencies and (ii) the owner of the licence. (198996)

The information requested is as follows:

(a) The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency does not request Licences as proof of identity.

(b) The vast majority of points that are recorded on Licences are recorded by either the Courts or a Fixed Penalty Office (FPO). Normally the only instance when a Licence would be requested is if the driver is unable to produce the Licence to the Court or FPO.


(i) The Department for Transport does not keep these figures.

(ii) Drivers who report a Licence lost or stolen do so by applying for a duplicate Licence. Duplicates may be applied for for other reasons e.g. damage, and our records do not differentiate between the reason for the issue of duplicates.