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Vehicle Testing Scheme

Volume 649: debated on Wednesday 22 November 1961

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asked the Minister of Transport if he will take action to amend Section 66 (2) of the Road Traffic Act, 1960, so that the Section applies at any time to all cars manufactured not less than 10 years before that time.

For the effective operation of the vehicle testing scheme the criterion must be the date on which a vehicle is first registered for use on the road, which may be very different from the date of manufacture. I am unable therefore to adopt my hon. Friend's suggestion.