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Vehicle Tests

Volume 450: debated on Thursday 12 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps he plans to take to reduce the delay in dates for vehicle tests in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement. (92174)

Despite an increase in demand of 22 per cent. since 1 April 2006, there has been a significant improvement in recent months. The average waiting time is currently 25 days against a target of 21 days. In order to maintain progress, a further recruitment exercise is currently under way.