This memorandum has been prepared for the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee to aid with its scrutiny of the Driving Instructors (Registration) Bill. It identifies the provisions of the bill that grant powers to make delegated legislation. It explains in each case why the power has been taken and explains the nature of, and the reason for, the procedure selected.
Background on the The Driving Instructors (Registration) Bill and Approved Driving Instructors
The bill contains 2 measures to simplify the registration of driving instructors. The first allows a driving instructor to request voluntary removal from the register of driving instructors. The second simplifies the process for rejoining the register where a person’s registration has lapsed.
In Great Britain it is unlawful for a person to conduct driving instruction for payment unless they are an ‘Approved Driving Instructor’, commonly known as an ‘ADI’. To become registered as an ADI a person currently has to pass 3 examinations that test driving theory, driving ability and instructional skill. They must also be medically fit to instruct and be a ‘fit and proper person’ to be entered on the register.