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Driving Instruction

Volume 506: debated on Monday 22 February 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many driving instructors qualified in each of the last three years. [Official Report, 23 March 2010, Vol. 508, c. 1MC.] (318035)

The number of newly qualified approved driving instructors entering the Register of Approved Driving Instructors, in each of the last three years, is shown in the following table.

Number qualified

2007

4,485

2008

4,749

2009

4,485

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what the average age of driving instructors is. [Official Report, 23 March 2010, Vol. 508, c. 2MC.] (318036)

The average age of the 48,885 Approved Driving Instructors currently registered is 47 years and six months.