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Driving Tests: Orkney and Shetland

Volume 506: debated on Monday 22 February 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what the average waiting time was between applying for and taking a driving test in (a) Orkney and (b) Shetland (i) in each of the last five years and (ii) in the most recent period for which information is available. (317188)

The following table shows the average number of weeks between a candidate applying for different sorts of practical driving test and the test date at the Orkney and Shetland test centres in each of the last five years and for the period from 1 April 2009 to 9 February 2010

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10 YTD

Orkney

Car

10.2

8.9

9.4

11.9

11.3

8.3

Motorcycle (old test)

7.7

8.0

8.5

8.6

8.3

Motorcycle (off road)

4.5

Motorcycle (on road)

6.2

Lorry or bus

7.1

6.8

6.9

6.4

8.6

7.6

Shetland

Car

8.7

7.1

8.7

11.1

7.4

5.9

Motorcycle (old test)

7.2

6.6

4.3

5.9

6.2

Motorcycle (on road)

2.7

Lorry or bus

5.9

9.8

10.4

8.8

8.8

4.5