§ Mr. Swayne
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many responses there were to the Driving Standards Agency's Consultation on Approved Driving Instructors qualifications; and what proportion of the responses came from(a) qualified driving instructors and (b) organisations representing them. 
§ Mr. Jamieson
The Driving Standards Agency issued nearly 3,000 copies of its consultation paper in April 2003. The Agency received 82 responses including from national and local representative bodies for car driving instructors, organisations providing motorcycle training, representative bodies for the road freight and passenger transport industries, the police and those responsible for the administration of justice, road safety bodies, and individual instructors. Of the 82 responses, nine (11 per cent.) were from individual driving instructors and 11 (13 per cent.) from their representative bodies.