I'm not sure that replying to a thread from over 11 years ago is going to make much difference.... Hopefully the OP would have posted their application by now!!!!I would post it straight away .
I am still waiting for my licence ,it should have been returned 7 April .
had the blood test paid for by myself ,also completed the impaired drivers course paid for by myself .paid the fine £360 . Had a medical by my doctor as they paid. for. Last month .
all clear on the blood test back in February .as I stopped drinking altogether .
rang the courts . Apparently Dvla are a law unto theirself . So can’t see why you go to court really . Just money making . Still waiting