asked the Minister of Transport what is currently the average time in (a) Merseyside and (b) Ormskirk between the date of application for a driving test and the earliest offered appointment; and what steps he is proposing to take to reduce the length of wait.
The average waiting time for L-tests at Merseyside centres is 23½ weeks. This compares with a national average of 26½ weeks.There is no test centre at Ormskirk; waiting times at the nearest centres are:
Friend's reply to a question from my hon. Friend the Member for Harrogate (Mr. Banks) on 20 December last.—[Vol. 976, c.