HC Deb 27 January 1981 vol 997 cc398-9W
Mr. Iain Mills

asked the Secretary of State for Transport what is the number of provisional licence holders and the number of full licence holders for motor cycles, respectively; and if he will express these figures if possible by age group and for the years 1978, 1979 and 1980.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

I regret that the information requested is not available in the form requested. Provisional licences are not at present issued by type of vehicle; and full driving licences for most other types of vehicle also convey provisional entitlement to drive motor cycles. The information in respect of full motor cycle and moped licences is:

1978 384,811
1979 433,962
1980 492,114

An analysis by age groups could be provided only at a disproportionate cost.