Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers (Resumed). - Army Driving Test.

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asked the Minister for Defence if arrangements will be made to have an official from the Department of Local Government present when a soldier is undergoing his Army driving test so that he can simultaneously undergo his civilian driving test.

This suggestion has already been considered by my Department but certain difficulties were seen. I propose, however, to have the matter further considered.

I take it that the Minister is aware that a driving instructor in the Army has to undergo a civilian driving test before he can get a civilian licence?

I am so aware.

I hope the Minister will direct his urgent attention to that situation.