Driving: Licensing

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 26 July 2018.

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Photo of Lord Kilclooney Lord Kilclooney Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the status of the UK driving licences used in other EU nations after Brexit; and whether this issue has been discussed in the Brexit negotiations.

Photo of Baroness Sugg Baroness Sugg Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The treatment of driving licences will depend on the outcome of the final deal. We are seeking a deal to ensure mutual driving licence recognition after the UK leaves the EU, so that UK driving licences will continue to be recognised as they are today. Such a deal is in the interests of both sides and we have started these discussions.

Irrespective of the outcome of our negotiations, our ratification of the 1968 Vienna Convention and 1949 Geneva Convention will ensure that UK licence holders can continue to drive after exit throughout the EU and EEA using an international driving permit document if necessary.

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