Driving Licences

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 27 July 2021.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish the guidance issued by the DVLA on the process for issuing and reissuing driving licences.

Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many driving licences the DVLA has issued in each of the last five years.

Photo of Rachel Maclean Rachel Maclean Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Guidance on how to apply for a driving licence is published on GOV.UK and can be found here.

The volume of driving licences issued in each of the last five years is shown in the table below:

Year

Number of Driving Licences Issued

2016 – 2017

10.4 million

2017 – 2018

11.2 million

2018 – 2019

10.6 million

2019 – 2020

11.2 million

2020 – 2021

8.8 million

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