Percentage of driving licences that are cut up and returned as required by the replacement process

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Dear Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency,

When a driving licence is reissued, the recipient of the new licence is requested to then cut up and return the piece of their old licence to you.

For any recent year prior to Covid (to avoid any distortions in behaviour or demand), so let us say 2019, please can you supply the number of licences that were returned to you in this way, and the number that should have been returned in this way (i.e. the number of replacement driving licences issued)?

The ratio of those two numbers, expressed as a percentage, will also be an acceptable response.

Thanks in advance,

Paul Clarke

FOI, Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

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Dear Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency's handling of my FOI request 'Percentage of driving licences that are cut up and returned as required by the replacement process'.

You have twice extended your proposed date for reply, and the latest one, 28 June, is now one month in the past with no further updates.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/p...

Yours faithfully,

Paul Clarke

Dear Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing for the second time to request an internal review of Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency's handling of my FOI request 'Percentage of driving licences that are cut up and returned as required by the replacement process'.

You will see that despite holding replies in the first half of 2021, there has been no provision of information nor declaration of why my request cannot be satisfied.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/p...

Yours faithfully,

Paul Clarke

Dear Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency's handling of my FOI request 'Percentage of driving licences that are cut up and returned as required by the replacement process'.

You have sent several holding replies, but have not released the information, nor given a reason why you are unable to.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/p...

Yours faithfully,

Paul Clarke

FOI, Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

Dear Mr Clarke

Please accept my apologies for the lack of response having been received.

We will review your request and you should receive a reply by Friday 29 April.

Many thanks

Freedom of Information Team
Strategy, Policy and Communications Directorate
DVLA | Swansea | SA6 7JL

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Go to www.gov.uk/vehicletax

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Andrew Southall left an annotation ()

Have they actually answered this yet? If not this needs reporting to the ICO such a delay of a simple question is unacceptable

Yes, ICO review is currently underway

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