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Learner Drivers

Volume 170: debated on Thursday 19 April 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has reached a decision on the regulations governing those who are supervising learner drivers; and if he will make a statement.

Responses to the recent consultation indicated overwhelming support for the introduction of minimum requirements on the age and experience of those who supervise learner drivers.In the light of the comments received, I have decided to introduce requirements for a minimum age of 21 years and three years as the holder of a full driving licence. There will be no change in the requirements for supervisors of HGV and PSV learner drivers.I have today issued draft regulations for comment by 18 May, with a view to implementing the changes by the summer.