HC Deb 22 April 1959 vol 604 cc391-2
51. Sir F. Medlicott

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation if he is aware of the unsatisfactory nature of the present arrangements under which learner drivers receive tuition; and if he will introduce regulations which will ensure that learner drivers are always accompanied by a competent driver sitting alongside, and that motor cars used for tuition on the highway shall be fitted with dual-control equipment, so as to enable the accompanying driver to act effectively in an emergency.

Mr. Nugent

It is already the law that a learner driver may not drive a motor car unless he is accompanied by someone holding a substantive licence to drive that type of vehicle. I do not think my hon. Friend's suggestion that all motor cars used for tuition on the highway should be fitted with dual-control equipment is practicable.