Lord Willis of Knaresborough – 2014 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Transport

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Lord Willis of Knaresborough on 2014-03-31.

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whatchanges to the existing arrangements for the periodic roadworthiness testing of motor vehicles and their trailers are envisaged following the repeal of European Union Directive 2009/40/EC and the agreement of a new directive at Strasbourg on 11 March.

Baroness Kramer

The negotiations on the new Directive have been very successful, in terms of avoiding substantive, potentially inappropriate, changes to the MOT system while enhancing road safety in several areas. There will be changes regarding testing pre 1960 vehicles, and we will discuss options with interested parties in coming months. There will also be minor changes in how test results are provided.