§ Mr. Don Foster
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions, pursuant to his answer of 25 February 2002,Official Report, column 814W, on driver training, how many of those new drivers that have been recruited, but are not being trained, are (a) working in the industry and (b) due to begin training; and how many drivers have subsequently left the industry over the same period. 
§ Mr. Jamieson
The information is not available in the form requested. As of 5 January 2002, 10,542 drivers were working in the industry.