Thursday, 12 February 2004

Ceisteanna (161)

Pat Breen

Ceist:

161 Mr. P. Breen asked the Minister for Transport the number of applications waiting for driving tests in the centres at Shannon, Kilrush and Ennis; the average length of time applicants are waiting for their driving tests in each of these centres; the success rate in 2002 and 2003; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [4386/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Transport)

The information is as follows:

Test Centre

Applicants awaiting a driving test at 2/2/04

Average weeks waiting at 2/2/04

Pass Rate %

2002

2003*

Kilrush

483

30

59.6

64

Shannon

1,027

42

65

67

Ennis

762

15

59.6

67

*Estimated

Note: The average waiting time is derived having regard to waiting times experienced by individual applicants who have undergone a driving test over the previous four week period in the test centre.