HC Deb 17 July 1940 vol 363 c226W
Mr. R. Gibson

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury how many licences to drive a motor vehicle were issued during the years 1929 and 1939, respectively?

Captain Crookshank

The number of motor vehicle driving licences issued in 1929 was approximately 2,687,000 and in 1939 4,857,000. The latter figure includes provisional licences issued to learners.