HC Deb 18 July 2000 vol 354 c137W
Mr. Shepherd

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions how many disabled drivers are awaiting an on-road assessment; how many have been waiting since November 1998; and when he will amend the regulations to allow the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Centre to authorise applicants to drive for one day for the purposes of assessing whether they are fit to resume driving. [130562]

Mr. Hill

[holding answer 17 July 2000]: There are currently 51 drivers awaiting on-road assessments. Of these, three have been waiting since November 1998. The process of amending the regulations is at an advanced stage and we hope to implement the changes later this year.