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EDM (Early Day Motion) 545: tabled on 19 October 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 27 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House is dismayed by the growing backlog of licence applications at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency; recognises that the ability to drive is vital to many people’s capacity to work and pursue the life of their choice; understands that the pandemic has caused unprecedented disruptions to the work of the DVLA; notes that over 125,000 paper licence applications are waiting to be processed, while 1.4 million items of correspondence by post remain unopened; further notes the sharp increase in the size of the backlog since the beginning of the pandemic; acknowledges that licence and licence renewal applicants are currently facing processing delays of up to 10 weeks; highlights with concern the unique burden placed on those with medical conditions who require their medical forms to be physically processed, whose processing times are up to six months; calls upon the Government to mobilise the resources necessary to clear the backlog at the DVLA, and supports the return of reliable, efficient, and covid-safe services to all British drivers.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2021
Bedford
Hollern, Kate
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2021
Blackburn
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 October 2021
Inverclyde
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2021
Liverpool, Wavertree
Carden, Dan
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2021
Liverpool, Walton
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 23 October 2021
Arfon
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 October 2021
Ceredigion
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 24 October 2021
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 October 2021
Orkney and Shetland
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 October 2021
Bath
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2021
Poplar and Limehouse
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 26 October 2021
Brighton, Pavilion
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2021
Leeds East
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 2021
Edinburgh West
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2021
Ealing, Southall
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 October 2021
Glasgow North West
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 October 2021
Glasgow South West
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 November 2021
North Ayrshire and Arran
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 November 2021
Motherwell and Wishaw
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2021
Denton and Reddish
Wilson, Munira
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2021
Twickenham

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.