§ Mr. William Wilson
asked the Minister of Transport how many persons in Coventry were waiting to take their driving test on 1st June, 1964; what was the average length of time they had had to wait for the driving test after giving notice of their desire to take the test; how many persons in Coventry were waiting to take their driving test on 1st June, 1965; and what is the average length of time they now have to wait before taking the test after giving notice.
§ Mr. Tom Fraser
On 1st June, 1964, nearly 1,200 people were awaiting their driving test and the waiting period was six weeks. On the same date this year the number was 2,700 and the waiting period was just over twelve weeks. The recruitment of driving examiners now in progress should progressively reduce the waiting period.