Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Driving Tests

Department for Transport written question – answered on 9th September 2021.

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Photo of Kerry McCarthy Kerry McCarthy Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent estimate he has made of the number of drivers waiting for large goods vehicle tests.

Photo of Kerry McCarthy Kerry McCarthy Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 22 July 2021 to Question 35560 on Large Goods Vehicle Drivers, how many (a) Driver Certificate of Professional Competence and (b) large goods vehicle driving tests were conducted and passed between April 2021 and September 2021.

Photo of Kerry McCarthy Kerry McCarthy Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the current number of large goods vehicle driving tests conducted weekly by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency.

Photo of Rachel Maclean Rachel Maclean Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

In line with the Statistics and Regulations Service 2007, The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) is expected to officially publish statistics covering April 2021 to June 2021 on or around 23 September 2021. The DVSA will also publish statistics covering July 2021 to September 2021 on or around 23 December 2021.

As of 6 September 2021, the DVSA has an eight-week waiting time for vocational driving tests and four weeks for Driver CPC. Large goods vehicle tests are those falling under the driving licence category C. The DVSA currently has 19,962 Category C vocational practical driving and 1,488 category C CPC test appointments booked from 6 September 2021 onwards.

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