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Driving Tests: Wisbech

Volume 491: debated on Thursday 23 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the marginal cost of operating the Driving Test Centre in Wisbech in addition to the centre in Kings Lynn was in the most recent 12-month period for which figures are available. (270045)

The cost of rent, rates and other expenditure for Wisbech Driving Test Centre was £11,386 for the financial year 2008-09.

This figure reflects the costs for the building. It does not include the salaries of driving examiners or the costs of other activities.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent progress has been made in the 12-month monitoring exercise at the driving test centre in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. (270047)

The King's Lynn Multi-Purpose Test Centre opened on 30 June 2008. As the test centre has not yet been open for 12 months, there are insufficient data for the monitoring exercise to be completed.

The Driving Standards Agency remains committed to monitoring the provision of driving tests in the area and will complete the review as soon as possible.