HC Deb 10 February 1998 vol 306 cc127-8W
Mrs. Ann Cryer

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will make a statement on the long-term future of the Keighley Driving Test Centre. [28043]

Ms Glenda Jackson

[holding answer 9 February 1998]: The Keighley Driving Test Centre will close at the end of February while detailed inspections and essential repairs are carried out on the building. A search for alternative premises in the town is underway. In the meantime, driver testing operations will be transferred to Skipton; however, the intention is to retain a driver testing service in Keighley in the long term.