HC Deb 27 July 1978 vol 954 c880W
38. Mr. Jessel

asked the Secretary of State for Transport in the light of the fact that clause 13(1)(a) of the Road Traffic Act 1974 states that driving licences shall expire on the 70th birthday of the holder, why his Department is issuing all new licences to expire the day before.

Mr. Horam

Because this accords with the law.