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Driving Instruction: Manpower

Volume 461: debated on Monday 4 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many qualified driving (a) instructors and (b) examiners there were in England in each year since 1997. (139681)

The number of driving instructors and examiners recorded by the Driving Standards Agency as qualified is shown in the following table. Due to a change in IT systems, the number of DSA examiners is not known prior to 2005.

Approved driving instructors

DSA examiners

1997

32,497

n/k

1998

30,500

n/k

1999

29,185

n/k

2000

29,103

n/k

2001

29,626

n/k

2002

29,962

n/k

2003

31,786

n/k

2004

33,306

n/k

2005

36,252

1,875

2006

39,001

1,946

2007

41,507

1,847

n/k = not known