HC Deb 05 July 1979 vol 969 c704W
Mr. Snape

asked the Minister of Transport if he will provide estimates for each sub-group of goods vehicles—over 30 cwt unladen—whose taxation revenue to public road costs ratio for 1979–80 is expected to be less than one; how many vehicles are estimated to be in each such subgroup; and what is the average annual mileage for each vehicle in the group.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

The information is as follows:

contract out the conduct of driving tests to private organisations.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

Not at the moment although my right hon. Friend's review of possible ways of reducing driving test delays is not yet complete.

Mr. Brotherton

asked the Minister of Transport what is the average time that it takes for an applicant to be given a driving test and how this compares with each of the last five years.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

Twenty-seven weeks. The national average waiting periods in June during the last five years were:

1974 20 weeks
1975 13½ weeks
1976 15½ weeks
1977 13½ weeks
1978 16½ weeks

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