Driving Tests: Pontypridd

Department for Transport written question – answered on 29th January 2018.

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Photo of Owen Smith Owen Smith Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on driving instructors of the relocation of Pontypridd driving test centre to Llantrisant.

Photo of Owen Smith Owen Smith Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on learner drivers of the relocation of Pontypridd driving test centre to Llantrisant.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

60 percent of candidates will be closer to, or at least no further away from their nearest centre, compared to Pontypridd. The impact on driving instructors will be minimal as the training area, and consequently the mileage will not increase for the majority of driving lessons being delivered.

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