§ Sir Anthony Grant
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he has any plans to change the conditions regarding the health of a coach driver before he obtains a public service vehicle licence.
§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
The conditions, which are set out in "Medical Aspects of Fitness to Drive" (published by the Medical Commission on Accident Prevention), are kept under regular review by the Secretary of State's honorary medical advisory panels. Compliance is monitored through an initial medical examination and regular mandatory checks for all PSV drivers from the age of 46.