HC Deb 14 April 1960 vol 621 c167W
Sir E. Errington

asked the Minister of Transport, to the nearest convenient date, the total number of learner drivers awaiting tests; what is the number of examiners available; what is the average delay before a test is held after application; and how these figures compare with a similar date last year.

Mr. Marples

At 2nd April the number of learner drivers awaiting tests was 253,517, the number of examiners available was 1,120, and the average waiting period was seven-and-a-half weeks. The corresponding figures at the same time last year were 270,278 learner drivers awaiting test, 834 examiners available and an average waiting period of nine-and-a-half weeks.

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