The details of 3 million candidates for the driving theory test have gone missing, the BBC understands.
The loss took place when the hard drive of a computer belonging to a private contractor to the driving standards agency went missing in the US.
Transport Secretary Ruth Kelly is due to give details to MPs at about 1730.
For fuck's sake, can this government do nothing right? Just look at the catalogue of missing data—so far, the fuckers have managed to lose the personal details of:
- 25 million Child Benefit recipients,
- 20,000 Northern Ireland DVLA "customers",
- 3 million DVLA "customers".
I'm sure that I've forgotten some. Anyone care to add some more in the comments...?
I will repeat, for the 83rd millionth time, the state does things badly so it should do as little as humanly possible.