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Provisional Driving Licences

Volume 589: debated on Thursday 7 May 1998

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asked Her Majesty's Government:On the most recent five-year period for which details are available:

  • (a) how many provisional driving licences were issued; and
  • (b) what was the number of Highway Code booklets sold. [HL1638]
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions
    (Baroness Hayman)

    :(a) provisional licences issued were as follows:

    • 1993–94: 836,574
    • 1994–95: 842,591
    • 1995–96: 900,334
    • 1996–97: 814,162
    • 1997–98: 852,667

    (b) Highway Code booklets sold nationwide were as follows:

    • 1993: 2,047,896
    • 1994: 887,568
    • 1995: 841,288
    • 1996: 1,117,393
    • 1997: 926,637 (Figures provided by The Stationery Office)

    In addition DVLA sold the following number of copies of the Highway Code:

    • 1992–93: 610,343
    • 1993–94: 438,510
    • 1994–95: 418,096
    • 1995–96: 467,160
    • 1996–97 April-December: 333,518