Richard Burden – 2014 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Transport

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Richard Burden on 2014-04-02.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his Department’s policy is on (a) the frequency of periodic roadworthiness tests for old vehicles and (b) the stringency of technical roadside inspections for commercial vehicles in line with European Union roadworthiness package adopted by the European Parliament on 12 March 2014.

Stephen Hammond

The Department will be consulting widely on the changes required by the new Directive relating to old vehicles with a view to supporting road safety and minimising unnecessary burdens for vehicle owners. This engagement will start in coming months. The new Directive regarding technical roadside inspections will be very close to existing practice in Great Britain, if any changes to processes are required these will be adopted after consultation.