§ Ms Glenda Jackson
The number of male and female full licence holders in Great Britain in total and by age band, as at October 1998 is as follows:
Million Male Female Total 16 and over 18.714 13.903 17–34 5.402 4.610 35–60 9.387 7.260
The latest estimates available for the Great Britain resident population (Office for National Statistics) relate to 1997, and a comparison of the total full licence holder figures for 1997 with these population figures for those aged 16 and over gives the following results:
Male Female Licence holders (million) 18.657 13.672 Resident population (million) 22.171 23.468 Percentage licence holders 84.2 58.3
Due to inconsistencies in the data there are difficulties in providing a break-down of these overall percentages by age group. My noble Friend the Minister for Roads and Road Safety will write to the hon. Member with further details.