HC Deb 15 November 1965 vol 720 cc33-4W
Mr. Snow

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions in the last five years, in the case of original sentences passed both in magistrates' and higher courts involving suspension of driving licences taken out by commercial vehicle drivers, the original suspension has been varied or reduced on application by the driver in question.

Mr. George Thomas

The total number of successful applications for removal of disqualification for holding or obtaining driving licences in the years 1960 to 1964 inclusive was 13,829 (2,439 in 1960, 2,953 in 1961, 3,277 in 1962, 3,659 in 1963 and 1,501 in 1964, the first full year in which the provisions of Section 6 of the Road Traffic Act, 1962 was in force). I regret that separate figures for commercial vehicle drivers are not available.