HC Deb 10 June 1959 vol 606 c973
43. Mr. Grimond

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation if he will arrange for some local men or women to be trained as driving testers in Orkney and Shetland.

Mr. Nugent

Driving and traffic examiners arc selected for appointment through open competitions by the Civil Service Commissioners. If any candidate from Orkney or Shetland is found suitable for appointment we will certainly consider him for any vacancies in the North of Scotland.

Mr. Grimond

Does not the hon. Gentleman think that the present situation in which people have to wait sometimes ten months for a test is both extremely inconvenient for local people and expensive because of the need to send up testers? Could not he consult the police and local authorities to see whether some special arrangement could be made?

Mr. Nugent

As I said last week, I think that our arrangements for the future will be better when we have recruited new examiners, or rather when we have in post the new examiners whom we are in process of recruiting.