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Driving Tests

Volume 21: debated on Tuesday 30 March 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport what is the current delay (a) in Cambridgeshire and (b) the average delay in England and Wales between applications for taking the driving test for (i) motor cycles, (ii) cars and (iii) heavy goods vehicles.

The average wait for a driving test is generally the same whether for a car or a motor cycle. In Cambridgeshire this is about 17 weeks; the average wait in England and Wales is 14½ weeks. The average wait for a heavy goods vehicle driving test in Cambridgeshire is five weeks compared with three and a half weeks in England and Wales as a whole.