Are there still delays at the DVLA in re-issuing driving licences?

Is there still a backlog with the DVLA regarding re-issuing driving licences after medical clearance from a consultant. If so is it known how many cases are in the backlog and for how long?

Asked on 17 May 2023 by patmiddlengland

Answered by David Ross
In March this year a report was published by the Public Accounts Committee which showed that more than three million driving licences were subject to delays since April 2020, and that drivers who required medical approval for their licences were particularly affected.

The DVLA has been given six months to devise better contingencies, but in the meantime it appears that continued delays are unfortunately likely...
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