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Driving Tests

Volume 487: debated on Thursday 5 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of scheduled driving tests have been cancelled by the Driving Standards Agency in each of the last five years. (253479)

[holding answer 2 February 2009]: The proportion of scheduled driving tests that have been cancelled by the Driving Standards Agency in each of the last five years are as follows:

Total cancellations (Percentage)

2003-04

4.4

2004-05

3.7

2005-06

3.0

2006-07

4.1

2007-08

5.8

The majority of these tests were cancelled as a result of bad weather or were cancelled outside of the short notice period.