§ Ms. Ruddock
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many HGV drivers lost their licences at the age of 45, 50, 55 and 60 years respectively, in each of the last three years; and if he will give the figures by disease or illness for each category in each year.
§ Mr. Chope
Prior to 1 April 1991 decisions on fitness to hold these licences were a matter for the statutorily independent traffic commissioners. Separate statistics relating to decisions taken on medical ground have been maintained since 1988. These are set out below. Details of the ages of the drivers concerned or the medical conditions in question are not available.
April 1988 to March 1989 April 1989 to March 1990 April 1990 to March 1991 Refusals 1,735 2,391 1— Suspensions 706 783 1— Revocations 2,462 1,716 1— 1 Figures not yet available.