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Driving Tests

Volume 14: debated on Tuesday 8 December 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport how many driving tests have been taken in the Wisbech area in each of the last three years; what has been the percentage pass rate; and what is the percentage pass rate for (a) East Anglia and (b) the United Kingdom as a whole.

This information is available only from June 1980 when Wisbech became a permanent driving test centre.For the last two quarters of 1980 and the first three quarters of 1981 the number of tests conducted at Wisbech were 565, 453, 518, 592, and 593 respectively.Comparative pass rates were:

WisbechEastern Traffic AreaGreat Britain
per cent.per cent.per cent.
1980
3rd quarter48·546·647·6
4th quarter46·846·246·8
1981
1st quarter46·346·047·1
2nd quarter50·046·747·9
3rd quarter51147·148·3

asked the Secretary of State for Transport what is the current waiting period for driving tests in the Wisbech area; and what is the average waiting period in East Anglia.

The current waiting period for tests at the Wisbech driving test centre is 16 weeks, and the average for the eastern traffic area is 14½ weeks.

asked the Secretary of State for Transport how many letters of complaint he has received regarding driving test examiners in Cambridgeshire.