HC Deb 04 April 1974 vol 871 cc425-6W
52. Dr. Winstanley

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what plans he has for reducing the waiting time for driving tests and minimising the inconvenience caused by the cancellation of tests; and if he will publish in the OFFICIAL REPORT a table showing the average waiting time for tests in the areas of the different test centres in England and Wales.

Mr. Mulley

I am reviewing arrangements for recruitment so that the additional examiners needed to reduce waiting time are taken on as quickly as possible.

Following is the list of the average waiting times in each traffic area in England and Wales:

Traffic Area Average Waiting Time in weeks at 8th March 1974
Northern 14.1
Yorkshire 17.0
North Western 17.9
West Midland 20.2
East Midland 18.3
Eastern 14.8
South Wales 10.1
Western 14.7
South Eastern 20.7
Metropolitan 25.5