HC Deb 21 May 1965 vol 712 cc300-1W
Sir R. Russell

asked the Minister of Transport how many persons were licensed to drive motor vehicles of all groups in Great Britain at the latest convenient date; and how many were issued with licences, and provisional licences, respectively, for the first time in the latest convenient period of 12 months.

Mr. Tom Fraser

Information is not available about the number of licences for driving different groups of vehicles, but at 28th February, 1965, there were altogether approximately 12,600,000 substantive and 1,700,000 provisional driving licences current.

No figures of the number of persons issued with driving licences for the first time are available but for comparison there were approximately 11,900,000 substantive and 1,500,000 provisional licences current at the corresponding time in 1964.