§ Mr. Rathbone
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will publish the total number of driving licences issued each month by the Swansea licensing centre for each of the last six months for which figures are available, together with the number of the backlog at the end of each of those months.
§ Mr. Carmichael
Following are the numbers of licences issued and of applications held within the system for medical or other inquiries, including inquiries of applicants, reprocessing or record collection. In addition, about six days' intake of applications is at any one time flowing through the system.
Licence Issues Applications held for above reasons December 1973 410,024 20,500 January 1974 457,114 21,500 February 1974 769,243 25,500 March 1974 699,398 27,000 April 1974 779,041 29,000 May 1974 856,907 27,000