asked Her Majesty's Government:
Why international driving permits issued in the United Kingdom are only valid for one year, and whether to save time, trouble and expense they will extend the period of validity to five years at least.
§ Lord Brabazon of Tara
It is a requirement of the international conventions under which these permits are issued that they shall be valid for up to one year from the date of issue. The Government are not aware that these long-standing arrangements have caused undue difficulties for motorists visiting those countries which do not yet recognise our driving licences.1205WA