§ Mr. Alan Williams
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many applications for driving licences and how many for provisional driving licences have taken more than one week to process; and what length of delays have been experienced.
§ Mr. Peyton
My Department took over the issue of provisional licences in March. Industrial trouble heaviiy delayed many early applications. About 95 per cent. of first applications are processed within six working days, and 98 per cent. within 10 working days.