HC Deb 22 May 1957 vol 570 c1219
62. Mr. Weitzman

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation whether, having regard to the danger on the road and traffic conditions, he will now restore the requirement that a learner driver be accompanied by a qualified driver.

Mr. Watkinson

I intend to restore this requirement as soon as learner drivers can get a driving test within a reasonable period.

Mr. Weitzman

Does not the Minister agree that the primary considerations ought to be the danger on the road and the congestion of traffic? Do they not constitute an unanswerable argument for the removal of the restriction and for restoring the requirement immediately?

Mr. Watkinson

No, not until we have made more progress with driving tests.

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