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Driving Instruction

Volume 493: debated on Monday 1 June 2009

24. To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans there are for his Department’s arrangements for provision of driving instruction. (277556)

In 2007-08, the last full year for which figures are available, the Defence School of Transport at Leconfield provided over 25,000 driving licences to trainees across the armed forces. In addition, a number of local contracts exist to provide driver training. The Army also conducts training for drivers of tracked vehicles. All these arrangements are kept under constant review, to ensure their continuing effectiveness and relevance to operational requirements.