HC Deb 19 July 1978 vol 954 cc299-300W
Mr. Hannam

asked the Secretary of State for Transport if, in view of the continuing rise in the number of motor cycle accidents, he will limit the period for which provisional licences are issued and institute compulsory driving tests at the completion of that period.

Mr. Horam

I prefer to tackle this problem by other means, including encouraging the development of training facilities and persuading more riders to use them. If stronger inducements prove to be needed I shall be prepared to consider changes in the provisional licensing system, but I do not favour compulsory driving tests.