HC Deb 22 March 1999 vol 328 c52W
Mr. Rowe

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions how many UK citizens of 65 years or over hold current driving licences. [77458]

Ms Glenda Jackson

The total number of driving licence holder records for people aged 65 or over in Great Britain is 4.40 million. In Northern Ireland (where driver licensing is the responsibility of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland) the figure is 64,400.

The number of actual licence holders may be smaller than the number of records because of failure to notify death or emigration.