HC Deb 11 November 1999 vol 337 c688W
Mr. Pike

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what the average waiting time is for(a) a driving test and (b) a driving retest; what the average waiting times were five years ago; and if he will make a statement. [97700]

Mr. Hill

In measuring waiting times for a driving test, the Driving Standards Agency does not differentiate between those who are presenting themselves for their first test or for a further attempt. Driving tests can now be obtained nationally in around 6 weeks. This compares with an annual national average waiting time of 6.6 weeks for the year 1994–95.