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Driving Test Centre, Bristol

Volume 130: debated on Tuesday 29 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on the present service and staffing of his Department's driving test centre in Bristol, in view of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State's statement in a letter to the hon. Member for

Commercial air transport aircraft involved in airmisses1
YearDefinitive risk (A)Possible risk (B)Total3(A and B)No risk (C)Total4(A, B and C)
1968519245377
1969431355792
19701031415899
1971527326496
19721022325789
19731228404686
1974812203656
1975320235376
19761025355388
197712334556101
19786344066106
1979524296190
19805263169100
1981318217495
198265115061
1983521264874
1984014146074
1985115164460
1986791675
19872TBD2TBD2TBD2TBD2256
1 An 'airmiss' is said to have occurred when a pilot considers that his aircraft may have been endangered by the proximity of another aircraft.
2 Assessment for 1987 is not yet complete.
3 Total risk bearing.
4 Total commercial transport aircraft in airmisses.

Taunton on 15 February that the computerised system will he fully operational in March and there should then be a significant improvement in the service to the public.

Driving test bookings in the western traffic area will be fully computerised from 28 March.The computer system is working satisfactorily. The associated telephone system is not. This is under urgent review within the Department. In the meantime public access has been limited to 10 am to noon and 2 pm to 4 pm daily.