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Driving Tests

Transport written question – answered on 3rd February 2005.

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Photo of Mark Tami Mark Tami Labour, Alyn and Deeside

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many individuals (a) failed and (b) passed all parts of the driving test in each of the last five years.

Photo of Mr David Jamieson Mr David Jamieson Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport

The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) is unable to supply details of the number of individual candidates to have taken both parts of the driving test during the specified period. Many candidates will have taken either, or both, of the tests on more than one occasion. The following is a summary of the number of test passes and failures in each of the last five years.

Theory pass Theory


Practical pass Practical fail
1999–2000 621,267 391,221 495,515 634,390
2000–01 625,827 363,572 496,460 633,375
2001–02 682,781 376,864 525,433 685,699
2002–03 786,171 489,875 581,592 765,024
2003–04 744,607 552,997 598,347 801,038

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