HC Deb 21 March 1956 vol 550 cc1229-30
18. Mr. Chetwynd

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation what action he is taking to increase the number of driving test examiners in the Tees-side area in view of the long waiting period for applicants for tests.

Mr. Molson

The number will be increased from eight to eleven as soon as the additional staff we are recruiting become available.

Mr. Chetwynd

Can the hon. Gentleman say when he expects that to be? Does he think that until he agrees to pay considerably higher salaries than at present he will get the increased number of examiners needed?

Mr. Molson

We hope that it will be after the next examination held by the Civil Service Commissioners.