Driving Tests: Western Isles

Department for Transport written question – answered on 15th January 2015.

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Photo of Angus MacNeil Angus MacNeil Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Transport), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Constitutional Reform), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Scotland)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when driving or motorcycle tests in Na h-Eileanan an Iar constituency have been postponed in the last 12 months; what the reason was for each such postponement; and what the period was in each case until the next opportunity for learner drivers to sit the test.

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

The table below shows the number of cancellations for each test centre since 1 January 2014 until 13 January 2015. The table also explains the reason why each test was cancelled and the length of time it took for tests to be rescheduled.

Name of test centre

Amount of tests cancelled

Reason for cancellation

Time taken to rebook cancelled test

Barra

0

South Uist

0

Benbecula

8

Adverse weather

Rebooked 4 weeks later

Benbecula

7

Driving Examiner sick

Rebooked 8 weeks later

Stornoway

2

Adverse weather

Rebooked 4 weeks later

Stornoway

1

Adverse weather

Rebooked within 1 week

Stornoway

1

Adverse weather

rebooked within 3 days

Stornoway

3

Adverse weather

rebooked within 2 days

Stornoway

45

Driving Examiner unavailable

Rebooked within 1 week

Stornoway

1

Driving Examiner unavailable

Rebooked within 7 weeks

Stornoway

1

Driving Examiner travel Problems

Rebooked within 4 weeks

Stornoway

5

Driving Examiner travel problems

Brought forward 1 day

Stornoway

5

Driving Examiner travel problems

Rebooked within 1 week

Stornoway

4

Driving Examiner sick

In the process of rebooking

Stornoway

16

Driving Examiner sick

Rebooked within 1 week

Constituency Total

99

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