HC Deb 10 December 1945 vol 417 cc170-1W
Mr. Janner

asked the Minister of War Transport how many persons have been debarred, since 1938, from obtaining driving licences because they are unable to read a motor-car number plate at 25 yards in good daylight; how many people since that year have been prosecuted for obtaining a driving licence despite the fact that they are unable to show that their eyesight is sufficiently good for that purpose; whether he is satisfied that the present arrangements are sufficient to prevent persons from driving and causing accidents by reason of defective vision; and what steps he proposes to take to remedy the matter.

Mr. Barnes

No figures are available, but I have no evidence to suggest that false declarations are made in this respect.