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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-02-22more like thismore than 2018-02-22
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Department for Transport more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Staff more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of whether the work load of the DVLA's medical section has increased in the last five years; and how many extra staff have been hired in that section in that same period. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Denton and Reddish more like this
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Andrew Gwynne more like this
star this property uin 129144 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-02more like thismore than 2018-03-02
star this property answer text <p>The number of medical cases dealt with by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has increased from 656,000 in 2013/14 to 741,000 in 2017/18.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Since April 2013, the number of staff in the DVLA’s medical section has increased by 218. This includes an increase in the number of doctors employed from 22 to 36. Ten nurses were also recruited for the first time in 2017. The doctors and nurses employed by the DVLA deal with the most complex medical cases.</p><p> </p><p>During this time, DVLA has also made significant changes to IT systems and processes to improve customer service and increase efficiency. This includes the online service introduced in October 2016 to allow customers to notify the DVLA of a medical condition or renew a driving licence previously issued following a medical condition.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Gwynne remove filter