HC Deb 01 February 1971 vol 810 cc267-8W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he is aware of the danger to motorists, road users in general, children and old people in particular, of motorists with no knowledge or experience going on to the public highway to learn to drive vehicles; and whether he will take steps to initiate a scheme that, before the issue of a learner's driving licence, an applicant must produce a certificate of proficiency of driving on a stationary auto-tutor on a simulated basis.

Mr. Eldon Griffiths

I am not aware of any evidence that the particular dangers referred to arise in practice. Learners and their instructors and supervisors act sensibly in this regard. The answer to the second part of the Question is "No".