HC Deb 20 July 1987 vol 120 c39W
Sir Anthony Grant

asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he is satisfied with the standard of the motor vehicle driving tests currently in effect; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Peter Bottomley

Yes. The 50 per cent. who fail have not yet adequately demonstrated or acquired the competence to drive safely and with proper consideration for other road users necessary to qualify for a full licence. All successful condidates are encouraged to develop their driving skills further and to consider taking an advanced driving test in due course.