HC Deb 27 June 1977 vol 934 cc39-40W
Mr. Holland

asked the Secretary of State for Transport what proposals he has for establishing a time limit within which provisional driving licence holders should apply for a driving test.

Mr. Horam

None at present. A provision of this kind was tried some years ago, but it proved ineffective in terms of road safety as well as being costly to administer. The powers were removed by the Vehicle and Driving Licences Act 1969.