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Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Appeals

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 154621, tabled on 18 June 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of appeals against the DVLA for decisions relating to (a) penalty points and (b) driving licence (i) suspensions and (ii) revocations were upheld in the last calendar year.

Answered on

25 June 2018

Only the courts can order penalty points to be applied to a driver’s licence. Appeals against penalty points and other driving convictions are not appeals against the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA).

The DVLA can revoke driving licences in certain circumstances, usually if the driver does not meet the medical standards for fitness to drive, or does not have leave to remain in the UK. In 2017, there were 226 appeals against driving licence revocations, three of which were upheld by the courts.