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Union flag on driving licences

New driving licences issued to motorists in Great Britain are to carry the Union flag, the Government has announced.

The flag will appear alongside the European Union flag on licences issued in England, Scotland and Wales in future , Transport Minister Claire Perry has said.

"People in this country rightly take pride in our national flag which is why I am delighted it will now be displayed on British driving licences," she said.

"Celebrating Britain strengthens our sense of national identity and our unity. I will feel proud to carry my new licence and I hope others will too."

The EU flag alone has been displayed on full driving licences since the current photocards first came into use in 1998.

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