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Driving Tests

Transport written question – answered on 13th October 2010.

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Photo of Duncan Hames Duncan Hames Liberal Democrat, Chippenham

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many driving tests have been conducted by each driving test centre in (a) Wiltshire, (b) Somerset and (c) Avon in each of the last three years.

Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport

The numbers of driving tests by category of vehicles conducted at each driving test centre in (a) Wiltshire, (b) Somerset and (c) Avon in each of the last three years are shown in the following tables.

Tests conducted between 1 April 2007 and 31 March 2008
Car Motorcycle B+E LGV PCV
Avon Bristol (Brislington) 5,069 562 - - -
Bristol (Southmead) 10,291 857 - - -
Bristol (St George) 8,100 - - - -
Bristol LGV (closed 20 March 2008) - - 157 1,154 146
Somerset Minehead 956 - - - -
Taunton 5,058 367 - - -
Taunton LGV - - 214 902 91
Weston-Super-Mare 5,366 408 - - -
Yeovil 5,195 446 - - -
Wiltshire Chippenham 5,696 499 - - -
Salisbury 3,415 222 - - -
Swindon 7,379 595 - - -
Swindon LGV - - 88 675 94
Trowbridge 4,816 293 - - -
Tests conducted between 1 April 2008 and 31 March 2009
Car Motorcycle B+E LGV PCV
Avon Bristol (Brislington) 5,340 508 - - -
Bristol (Southmead) 9,937 626 - - -
Bristol (St George) (closed 31 October 2008) 4,823 - - - -
Bristol MPTC (opened 28 September 2008) 2,551 961 60 472 25
Somerset Minehead (closed 15 August 2008) 373 - - - -
Taunton 5,675 459 - - -
Taunton LGV 6 - 293 900 99
Weston-Super-Mare 5,218 475 - - -
Yeovil 4,898 463 - - -
Wiltshire Chippenham 7,273 661 - - -
Salisbury 3,989 277 - - -
Swindon - 461 - - -
Swindon LGV - - 89 600 109
Swindon MPTC (opened 29 September 2008) 618 340 - - -
Trowbridge (closed 29 August 2008) 2,306 202 - - -
Tests conducted between 1 April 2009 and 31 March 2010
Car Motorcycle (single test) Motorcycle m odule 1 Motorcycle module 2 B+E LGV PCV
Avon Bristol (Brislington) 5,781 - - - - - -
Bristol (Southmead) 9,402 - - - - - -
Bristol MPTC 6,187 156 1302 798 122 759 82
Somerset Taunton 5,595 36 - 183 - - -
Taunton LGV - - 169 - 275 324 76
Weston-Super-Mare 5,136 34 - 134 - - -
Yeovil 4,716 35 - - - - -
Wiltshire Chippenham 7,325 60 - - - - -
Salisbury 3,831 25 - 92 - - -
Swindon LGV - - - - 100 434 68
Swindon MPTC 7,429 74 - 564 - - -

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