Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Licensing

Department for Transport written question – answered on 9th September 2019.

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Photo of Marion Fellows Marion Fellows SNP Whip, Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Small Business, Enterprise and Innovation)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the DVLA’s target time is for carrying out a medical review of a person’s heavy goods vehicle license; and how many and what proportion of those reviews met that target in each of the last five years.

Photo of George Freeman George Freeman Minister of State (Department for Transport)

In cases where a medical condition is identified, the DVLA will carry out an investigation. The length of time taken to carry out an investigation depends on the medical condition involved and whether information is needed from medical professionals. The target is to complete 90 per cent of all medical investigations within 90 working days.

The table below shows the figures for the number and proportion of Group 2 medical cases that met the target in the last five years.

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

2019-20 (to 3 Sept)

Number within target

73,402

75,114

72,422

91,761

33,340

Proportion within target

81.90%

88.00%

87.9%

90.94%

90.35%

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