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Driving: Licensing

Volume 492: debated on Tuesday 19 May 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make it his policy to reissue official photocard driving licences with all prior entitlements without the need for the applicant to provide proof of completion for each individual class; and if he will make a statement. (275497)

There is no requirement for applicants to routinely provide proof of their driver entitlement when applying for a replacement photocard licence. The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) will renew photocard licences that reflect the driving entitlement recorded on the applicant's driving record. On receipt of a new licence, drivers are asked to check the accuracy of the document and raise with DVLA any concerns they have. If the customer claims an entitlement that is not shown on the licence, DVLA will investigate.