HC Deb 08 July 1959 vol 608 c132W
69. Mr. Lewis

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation why, in view of the fact that all applicants for driving licences have to complete their application form giving the information as to which authority holds the applicant's certificate for passing the road driving test, it is not possible to state how many of the 7,745,448 applicants in the year ended 1958 had passed the test; and whether he will take the necessary action to make this information available in the future.

Mr. Nugent

To obtain this information would require the examination of about seven and three-quarter million forms; in many cases further research by local taxation authorities on individual cases would still be necessary and even so full accuracy would not be possible.

I do not think the expenditure of time and labour would be justified.