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Driving Tests

Volume 477: debated on Friday 20 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many driving test centres the Driving Standards Agency plans to operate in addition to the planned multi-purpose test centres. (212438)

[holding answer 19 June 2008]: Currently the Driving Standards Agency plans to operate a national network of 277 centres offering practical driving tests for car, lorry and bus drivers in addition to 66 multi-purpose test centres. A further 41 casual hire sites, mainly in Scotland, will also be operational.

These plans will be kept under review and are subject to change depending on the business needs of the agency delivering a cost-effective and efficient service to the public.