Mr. John D. Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list in relation to the Newtownards vehicle inspection centre(a) the operating hours each day, (b) the number of vehicles being tested each day and (c) the present waiting list of vehicles requiring tests; and what provision there is at present for overtime work at this centre.
§ Mr. Needham
The operating hours of the Newtownards vehicle inspection and driving test centre are 8.25 am-4.55 pm, Monday to Friday inclusive. The number of vehicles being tested each day is 110. On 22 April 1988 the waiting time for test appointments was four weeks for goods vehicles and six weeks for private cars.
There is no provision at present for overtime working at this centre.