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Driving Tests

Volume 978: debated on Friday 15 February 1980

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asked the Minister of Transport what was the surplus income from driving test fees during 1979; and what is the estimated expenditure on driving test services during 1980, assuming that the driving test fee will be increases as proposed from £7·30 to £10·30.

Final figures for 1979 are not yet available, but the estimated income and expenditure for learner driving tests in 1979 and 1980 is as follows:lated backlog. There is already some improvement; the waiting time at Dundee is now 22 weeks compared with 26 weeks in November 1979.

asked the Minister of Transport what was the pass rate at the Dundee driving licence examination centre for 1979, in the following categories (a) males passing first time, (b) females passing first time, (c) males passing second time and (d) females passing second time.

This information is not available.The overall pass rate for L-test candidates at Dundee in 1979 was 46·5 per cent.Periodic surveys indicate that the national average pass rate for men taking their first test is about 48 per cent. and for women 34 per cent.