Motorcycles: Licensing

Department for Transport written question – answered on 15th November 2018.

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Photo of David Simpson David Simpson Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the number of motorcycle licences issued in each of the last three years.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The specific information requested is not held. However, there are currently around 3.7 million drivers in Great Britain who hold entitlement to drive a motorcycle. The number of licences issued in each of the last three years following a notification of a motorcycle test pass being received by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency is shown in the table below:

Year

Number of motorcycle licences

2015

36,939

2016

39,492

2017

41,150

2018

30,870

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