To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what is the average waiting time for a public service vehicle licence test in (a) Scotland, (b) Orkney and (c) Shetland.
The average waiting time for public service vehicle driving tests in Scotland is five weeks. Arrangements for tests on Orkney and Shetland depend on the level and incidence of local demand. On average the waiting time for tests on the islands is about eight weeks.
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many applications for public service vehicle tests were received in 1987 from (a) Scotland, (b) Orkney and (c) Shetland.
This information is not readily available. Some 2,711 test appointments were booked in Scotland in 1987. Four tests were conducted in Orkney and 16 in Shetland.