§ Mr. Coaker
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will make a statement on the minimum age at which people can hold a driving licence. 
§ Mr. Hill
The rules governing the age at which people can hold driving licences are set out in The Motor Vehicle (Driving Licences) Regulations 1999.
Measures to improve the safety record of new licence holders are being considered as part of the road safety strategy, which is to be published shortly.