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Decision Summary

  • Case Ref: FS50087619
  • Date: 10 April 2006
  • Public Authority: Driving Standards Agency
  • Summary: On 22 June 2005 the complainant requested information relating to how the Approved Driving Instructor Register exercises discretion and decides what constitutes a fit and proper person. The DSA responded by stating that there is no definitive answer to what constitutes a fit and proper person, but explained to the complainant that the term was referred to in the Road Traffic Act 1998 and supplied the relevant extract; the complainant was not satisfied with this response and complained to the Commissioner. Following an investigation by the Commissioner the DSA explained that the ADI register made decisions based on the merits of each case and on all the information available to him. The Commissioner accepts the DSA's explanation that sets of guideline or would be too restrictive on the work of the registrar. The Commissioner has therefore decided that the DSA have dealt with the complainant's request in accordance with section 1 of the Act.
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