Driving: Licensing

Transport written question – answered on 25th February 2014.

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Photo of Richard Burden Richard Burden Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the average time for processing a driving licence application by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency was in each of the years from 2010.

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

The information requested is shown in the following table:

  Average processing time (days)
2010-11 4
2011-12 5
2012-13 5
2013-14 (up to 31 January 2014) 5

The average time refers to the time taken from the application being received at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency to the customer receiving the driving licence. Three days are included in the processing time shown to allow for Royal Mail to deliver the driving licence to the customer.

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