§ 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. 
§ 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 128W 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.