HC Deb 14 May 2003 vol 405 c245W
Mr. Burstow

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many claims for lost driving licences the DVLA has received in each of the last five years. [113035]

Mr. Jamieson

An application for a duplicate driving licence is appropriate where licences have been lost, stolen or defaced after being held by the driver for a certain length of time. From the statistics available it is not possible to state specifically how many applications are for lost licences only. However, during the past five years applications for duplicate driving licences have been.

1998–99 661,000
1999–2000 467,000
2000–01 510,000
2001–02 584,000
2002–03 700,000
DVLA does not meet claims for lost licences.

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