§ Mr. Maxwell-Hyslop
asked the Secretary of State for Transport at what locations in England courses are run by his Department to qualify garage mechanics to perform the Ministry of Transport tests; and what is the current delay in each between an application being received and a place being allocated.
§ Mr. Horam
Courses are held at 50 of the Department's heavy goods vehicle testing stations in England. The delay between an application being received and the mechanic attending a course varies from three to eight weeks.
I regret that the detailed information asked for is not immediately available but I shall be writing to the hon. Member.