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Driving Examiners (Increase)

Volume 531: debated on Wednesday 27 October 1954

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asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation what plans he has to increase the staff of examiners for learner drivers.

I have asked the Civil Service Commission to recruit by open competition sufficient new examiners to increase their number from the present level of 510 to a total of 682.

While thanking my right hon. Friend for that satisfactory reply, will he bear in mind that the sooner he does it the better, because there is a long period of waiting in many districts?

I agree that the delay in testing, which is due to the increased number of applicants, is unfortunate, and it is for that reason that I am attempting to recruit more examiners.