Driving Tests

Transport written question – answered on 8th September 2014.

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Photo of Richard Burden Richard Burden Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the discrepancy is between the number of driving examiners and the required number in the UK; and what it was in each year since 2010.

Photo of Claire Perry Claire Perry Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

These figures are published in our Annual Reports and Accounts, which show the number of examiners (FTEs) as at the 31 March each year.

  Plan Actual Difference
March 2010 1,929 1,789 140
March 2011 1,885 1,730 155
March 2012 1,782 1,780 2
March 2013 1,741 1,719 22
March 2014 1,704 1,644 60

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