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Driving: Licensing

Volume 474: debated on Monday 21 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many people have had their driving licence withdrawn on medical grounds in each of the last five years. (199455)

Data are only available for calendar years 2004, 2005 and 2006. The data are broken down to ordinary (car/bike) and vocational lorry/bus) driving entitlement. The data relate to drivers who have either had their current licences revoked, or applications for a licence refused.

2004

2005

2006

Ordinary

24,256

26,245

25,525

Vocational

5,972

6,100

5,166

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the procedures used when someone has their driving licence returned following earlier withdrawal on health grounds; and whether she plans to review these procedures. (199456)

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency has been considering the effectiveness of all aspects of the system in place in Great Britain for ensuring that drivers are medically fit to drive.

The Department for Transport is currently preparing a public consultation on possible changes. A date has not yet been set for its publication.