Driving Tests: Coronavirus:Written question - 68404

Asked by Sarah Olney
(Richmond Park)

Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 02 July 2020
Department for Transport
Driving Tests: Coronavirus
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will extend the expiry period for driving theory tests during the covid-19 outbreak.
Answered by: Rachel Maclean
Answered on: 07 July 2020

The two-year validity period of the theory test certificate is set in legislation. This is so the candidate’s theoretical knowledge and ability to identify developing hazards remains current. To extend the validity period would require legislative change.

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