HC Deb 23 March 1987 vol 113 c13W
Mr. Peter Bruinvels

asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will publish the numbers of people in the most recent period for which figures are available taking driving tests who have failed such tests on (a) one, (b) two, (c) three, (d) four and (e) more than four previous occasions; and how many tests on average an individual takes.

Mr. Peter Bottomley

This information is not available.

Results of a sample survey of driving tests conducted in 1985 showed that 47 per cent. of tests were taken by candidates who had previously failed.