Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

Transport written question – answered on 13th September 2013.

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Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson Conservative, North Swindon

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent assessment he has made of insurance companies being able to store information collected from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency for commercial purposes.

Photo of Stephen Hammond Stephen Hammond The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport

No recent assessment has been made of insurance companies being able to store information collected from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) for commercial purposes. Insurers may request information from the DVLA for the handling of motor insurance claims and to help prevent fraud. The information obtained may not be used for any other purpose. Insurers are required to adhere to the data protection requirements governing the storage and processing of personal data.

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