Dáil Éireann - Volume 591 - 02 November, 2004
Written Answers. - Driving Tests.
Mr. Stanton Mr. Stanton
155. Mr. Stanton asked the Minister for Transport the number of provisional licence holders awaiting the driving test; the number of these who are to sit the driving test for the first time; the average waiting times in respective centres; the numbers waiting in each; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26760/04]
Ms Lynch Ms Lynch
186. Ms Lynch asked the Minister for Transport the average waiting time for driver tests at each centre in the State; the steps that are being taken to reduce the long waiting times; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26965/04]
Mr. Cullen Mr. Cullen
Mr. Cullen:I propose to take Question Nos. 155 and 186 together.
The average waiting times and numbers waiting for a driving test as at 28 October 2004 are set out in the following table. Details of those applicants who are taking their driving test for the first time are not recorded at application stage. My Department is in communication with the Department of Finance regarding measures to reduce the backlog of driving test applicants including the recruitment of additional driver testers.
Dáil Éireann 591 Written Answers. Driving Tests.