§ Mr. Fowler
Decisions to grant or withhold HGV driver licences are taken by independent licensing authorities and I am afraid I have no power to intervene in their decisions. The statute does however provide a right of appeal against their decisions to the magistrates' courts.
It is necessary, in considering the issue of driving licences, to take account of medical conditions which might affect road safety and unfortunately this may in some cases entail refusal of licences to the disabled. However, I am looking further into the general question of the treatment of drivers with only one eye and will write to the hon. Member.