HL Deb 17 October 2000 vol 617 c81WA
Earl Attlee

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Approximately how many Armed Forces defence driving instructors have: (a) qualified recently enough so that their qualification is considered to be current; and (b) qualified at some point in their careers but their qualification cannot be considered to be current. [HL3996]

The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence (Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean)

The Ministry of Defence maintains a register of all defence driving instructors. Registration lasts for an initial period of four years and can then he extended by four-year periods provided that the criteria for re-registration have been met.

The number of valid instructors shown on the defence driving instructor register is 1,790 (including 295 civil servants). Records are kept centrally only for the last six years. The number of personnel recorded as previously qualified but no longer current is 833.