HL Deb 29 March 1999 vol 599 cc13-4WA
Lord Mason of Barnsley

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What progress is being made in the introduction of a drivers' photo identity card. [HL1707]

Lord Whitty

Plastic photocard driving licences—which are not identity cards—have been issued by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency since July 1998. So far around 400,000 cards have been distributed.