HC Deb 12 March 1958 vol 584 c425
49. Mr. Vane

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation whether he will review the number of centres arranged for driving tests; whether he is satisfied that people in country districts do not have to travel undue distances in order to take the test; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Nugent

We keep the number of driving test centres under continuous review to ensure that a satisfactory service is provided. If the test is to be conducted efficiently and cheaply, these centres must be sited in towns, which inevitably means travelling for those living in the country. I will, however, gladly look at any particular problem my hon. Friend may have in mind.

Mr. Vane

Will my hon. Friend examine the particular circumstances of my constituency where it is possible, I believe, for people to live forty-five or more miles away from such a centre, which can cause them great inconvenience and expense, particularly if they do not pass the test the first time?

Mr. Nugent

If my hon. Friend will give me particulars of any exceptional geographical difficulties, I will gladly examine them.