Prime Minister pledges investigation into bike test debacle

Gordon Brown says he'll take action over 62 per cent drop in bike test candidates

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Submitted by Tim Skilton on Wed, 24/02/2010 - 22:41

DURING TODAY'S Prime Minister's Question Time, Gordon Brown gave his assurance an investigation would take place into why the number of trainee riders taking the motorcycle test has dropped by 62 per cent, since the introduction of the new-style regime in 2008.

Anne Main, Conservative MP for St.Albans, went on to question the Prime Minister what course of action the government would take to rectify the sharp rise in test failures, as well as the drop in candidates taking the test; Mrs Main informed Mr Brown the number of riders passing the new-style test had dropped by a staggering 58 per cent since 2008.

In response, the Prime Minister said: "I will ask the Transport Minister to look into this matter. It is important that we have a strong motorcycling industry in this country and it is important that the questions she (Mrs Main) has about the specifics of these tests be answered."

Many riders said the new-style bike test was a going to be a cock up and they've been proved right.

Wonder what the government will come up with next?

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