HC Deb 28 July 1965 vol 717 c118W
65. Mr. Dempsey

asked the Minister of Transport if, in view of the period of time that applicants require to wait for driving test examinations in Scotland, he will introduce part-time driving examiners with a view to reducing the waiting period; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Tom Fraser

Driving examiners have to be selected with care and then suitably trained to maintain a uniform standard of test. There could be little saving in time by recruiting and training part-time examiners. During 1965 the driving test organisation will be augmented by about 300 new examiners, and further recruits should become available next year. This should result in the waiting periods being substantially reduced.