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House of Commons Hansard
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Petitions
28 October 2019
Volume 667

Petition

Monday 28 October 2019

Observations

Transport

Driving Test Centre in Dunfermline

The petition of Residents of Dunfermline and West Fife,

Declares that there is a clear demand for a Driving Test Centre to remain in Dunfermline.

The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges her Majesty’s Government to work with the DVSA to ensure a long-term arrangement is secured to retain the Driving Test Centre in Dunfermline with an adequate level of service provision to meet current and future demand.

And the petitioners remain, etc.—[Presented by Douglas Chapman, Official Report, 24 July 2019; Vol. 663, c. 1406.]

[P002504]

Observations from The Minister of State, Department for Transport (George Freeman):

The Government want to keep people safe on Britain’s roads by helping everyone through a lifetime of safe driving.

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is committed to providing driving tests in Dunfermline. It is doing everything it can to keep driving tests in the area.

The driving test centre at Estantia House, Dunfermline, closed on 31 May 2019 because the landlord ended DVSA’s tenancy agreement and refused to grant another lease.

DVSA is conducting driving tests from the Vine Conference Centre in Dunfermline. The agency is working with the Conference Centre to provide testing in Dunfermline for the longer term.