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Driving: Licensing

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 28 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many driving licences were reported lost or stolen in the last 12 months; and how many valid driving licences there were in that period. (250503)

In the last 12 months 7.5 million driving licences have been issued, including 857,000 issued to replace those reported as lost or stolen. During the same period DVLA held 42.3 million driver records each of which could have a licence issued against it.