Wednesday, 4 February 2004

Ceisteanna (201, 202)

Brendan Smith

Ceist:

291 Mr. B. Smith asked the Minister for Transport the number of driving test applications each year for the past ten years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3343/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Transport)

The number of driving test applications received each year for the past ten years is set out in the following table.

Year

Applications Received

1994

109,759

1995

107,840

1996

129,053

1997

118,144

1998

146,506

1999

153,389

2000

166,908

2001

181,370

2002

192,016

2003

234,000

Brendan Smith

Ceist:

292 Mr. B. Smith asked the Minister for Transport the number of applications for driving tests classified as urgent each year for the past ten years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3344/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Where possible my Department facilitates applicants who indicate on their application form that an early driving test is required. However, statistics on the number of persons seeking an early test are not compiled.