HC Deb 14 July 1969 vol 787 c3W
58. Sir C. Taylor

asked the Minister of Transport whether he will take steps to require applicants for driving licences either to produce a birth certificate or a statement signed by a competent witness that the applicant is over 17 years of age.

Mr. Bob Brown

There is power in the Vehicle and Driving Licences Act 1969 to require evidence of date of birth to be given by driving licence applicants. But we intend to use this power only in cases of doubt or ambiguity, when we introduce a centralised driver licensing system.