HC Deb 05 December 1979 vol 975 c245W
61. Mr. Kenneth Lewis

asked the Minister of Transport what steps he proposes to take to speed up tests for drivers with provisional licences.

Mr. Fowler

We have taken on more than 200 new examiners since May; but it is bound to take time to bring about any marked reduction in waiting periods. We are giving high priority to further recruitment and will keep the position under close and continuous review.