§ 61. Mr. BENJAMIN SMITH
asked the Minister of Transport whether, in view of the fact that when carrying out 16 driving tests per day, together with the consequential clerical work, driving examiners are being subjected to a severe strain, he will consider reducing the amount of work expected in order that the tests may be efficiently carried out both in the interest of the examiners and of the public; and whether he will also consider increasing the number of examiners so that arrangements can be made for the staff to have a holiday during the summer?
§ Mr. HORE-BELISHA
The daily average number of tests carried out by each examiner is nine, but driving examiners, like other public servants, sometimes suffer by irregularity in the pressure of work.