HC Deb 07 May 1958 vol 587 c1210
41. Mrs. Mann

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation if he is aware that one examiner for driving tests in Lanarkshire carries addressed postcards to the publishers, Iliffe of London, which he gives to those who fail the test, and assures the L-drivers that, if they send this postcard for a book entitled "Methods of the Experts", they will then be able to pass their driving test; and if this is done with his authority.

Mr. Nugent

All waiting rooms at driving test centres hold stocks of postcards which applicants can post to get a free copy of this booklet. It gives sound advice on riding a motor cycle, and the whole cost of this contribution to road safety is borne by Messrs. Iliffe & Sons Ltd., whose help I gratefully acknowledge.

Mrs. Mann

Would I be wrong in suggesting, from the information supplied to me, that my constituent was asked 10s. 6d. for this book? Would that be correct?

Mr. Nugent

It would not be normal practice, not south of the Border, anyhow. I shall be glad to see that he has a free copy if he wants one.