§ 14. Mr. David Watkins
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the average length of time which applicants for driving tests have to wait for their tests.
§ Mr. Watkins
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that one of my constituents is having to wait for no less than 20 weeks? I agree that the illness of the examiner added to that delay, but does not the fact that the illness of one examiner can so prolong the waiting time for a driving test suggest the need for a better deployment of resources, in order to avoid long delays of that kind?
§ Mr. Peyton
Illness distorts even the best arrangements. If the hon. Gentleman will give me details of the case he mentioned I shall be glad to look into it.