§ Mr. Farr
asked the Secretary of State for Transport to what extent the views of the National Joint Council of Approved Driving Instructors Organisations were ascertained before publication of the consultation letter on the register of approved driving instructors on 7 May; and if he will ensure that before the document is put into effect full discussion with the council has taken place.
§ Mrs. Chalker
The purpose of this document was to seek the views of interested organisations on certain proposed changes in the operation of the register of approved driving instructors. It also referred to other changes that had been made. A full discussion has already been held with the National Joint Council of Approved Driving Instructors Organisations, and its views will be taken into account before any of the proposals are put into effect.