In July last year, I received a letter from the DVLA which stated “We have received information from the police”. The letter went on to say that as a result of that information they “now needed to make confidential enquiries about my medical fitness to drive”.
I was required to arrange and undertake an eye test. The letter explained that if I failed to arrange this within 21 days, my licence may have to be revoked. So, I complied.
After much to-ing and fro-ing I was in due course advised that my licence was revoked from 10th November.
Following receipt of the original letter I have asked the DVLA for some or all of the following,
the date time and place of the incident
Which police station was involved
The identity of the officer(s) concerned
What was the incident
All to no avail. The DVLA’s response was simply that they “require me to complete the questionnaire” and return it but how could I? I was being asked to comment on something which may, or may not have been serious enough to call an incident and which happened at some time at some mysterious location and may or may not have been witnessed by a police officer whose location and identity the DVLA were refusing to disclose.
The way in which the DVLA has handled this matter is extremely questionable, especially as the police have, as yet, found no trace of any such report, but this will be the subject of further correspondence.
You have a right to the information, tell them you are making the request under the Freedom of Information Act. You can do this by e-mail but you must include your full name DOB and Address
I've got thing from both the DWP and Home Office that they originally refused using it