HC Deb 28 July 1989 vol 157 cc1098-9W
Mr. Thurnham

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport in how many instances, in each of the last five years, he has exercised his powers to investigate the health of applicants for and holders of driving licences who are over the age of 70 years.

Mr. Atkins

This information is not available.

Drivers aged 70 or over are required to renew their licences at least every three years. Like all drivers, they are required by law to notify the DVLC of any relevant health condition when they apply for a driving licence, or if a condition develops or worsens during the currency of a licence.