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Bus Services: Standards

Volume 494: debated on Wednesday 17 June 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many assessments under the driving quality monitoring scheme were conducted in (a) Liverpool, (b) Leeds, (c) Sheffield and (d) Glasgow in 2008-09; and how many of the assessments in each area found the quality of driving to be unacceptable. (279863)

The following table shows the number of Driver Quality Monitoring (DQM) assessments conducted by the Driving Standards Agency in Liverpool, Leeds, Sheffield and Glasgow:

2008-09

Total DQM assessments

Unacceptable serious faults

Unacceptable dangerous faults

Liverpool

38

9

0

Leeds

0

0

0

Sheffield

40

26

0

Glasgow

0

0

0

There are no DQM contracts for Leeds and Glasgow for the period. A contract covering Leeds was agreed in May 2009.