HC Deb 15 June 1971 vol 819 c75W
Mr. Bishop

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will seek to amend the Vehicle and Driving Licences Act, 1969, and similar legislation so as not to require applicants for driving licences and licence holders to divulge their age or date of birth to licensing authorities or to the police.

Mr. Eldon Griffiths

The only purpose of requiring the date of birth is to help distinguish between people of the same name in the records of the driver licensing system.