§ Mr. Brotherton
asked the Minister of Transport what is the average time taken to process an application for a provisional driving licence; and how this compares with the position 12 months ago.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
In the first six months of 1979 over 95 per cent. of first provisional driving licences were issued within 10 working days of applications being received. The corresponding figure for the same period in 1978 was 93 per cent.