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Driving Tests: Greater London

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 24 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the pass rate was of tests taken with delegated driving examiners in the Greater London area in each year from 2005 to 2008. (257392)

The pass rates of tests taken with delegated driving examiners working for bus companies, in the Greater London area between 2005 and 2008 are as follows:

Percentage pass rate

2005

52.7

2006

54.8

2007

53.1

20081

57.3

1 January to August 2008 only.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the pass rate was for passenger service vehicle driving tests taken by Driving Standards Agency examiners in the Greater London area in each year from 2005 to 2008. (257393)

Driving Standards Agency do not hold historical information on pass rates by calendar year. They do have this information by financial year as follows, along with the 2008 calendar year.

Greater London area

Period covered

Percentage pass

1 January 2008 to 31 December 2008

41.6

1 April 2007 to 31 March 2008

40.6

1 April 2006 to 31 March 2007

41.1

1 April 2005 to 31 March 2006

40.9