HC Deb 24 November 1925 vol 188 c1190W

asked the Minister of Transport if ha will introduce legislation making the granting of licences to automobile drivers conditional upon their passing a recognised test in driving?

Lieut.-Colonel ASHLEY

As I have stated on previous occasions, I am disposed to agree with the conclusion arrived at by the Departmental Committee on the Taxation and Regulation of Road Vehicles, as stated in their Second Interim Report, that any advantages which at first sight might appear likely to result from the institution of tests on the lines indicated, would be outweighed by the expense, difficulties and disadvantages inseparable from any such system.