§ Sir Dudley Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many new full driving licences have been issued by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Centre in each of the last three years, exclusive of heavy goods vehicle licences and public service vehicle licences.
§ Mr. Atkins
The number of new full driving licences issued by the driver and vehicle licensing centre in the last three years, are as follows:
New licences 1987 991,769 1988 1,000,611 1989 1,004,358
These figures do not include replacement, duplicate and exchange licences issued to people who have already held a full British driving licence.