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Vehicle Tests (Certification)

Volume 932: debated on Friday 20 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether he will consider the adoption of a MOT test certificate which could be displayed on vehicle windscreens.

A number of similar suggestions have been considered in the past,

LesseeService AreasOpening Date
Trust Houses Forte LtdScratchwoodMlMarch 1969
Newport PagnellMlNovember 1959
WoodallMlApril 1968
FleetM3June 1973
GordanoM5May 1973
CorleyM6January 1972
KeeleM6November 1963
Charnock RichardM6July 1963
BurtonwoodM62August 1974
Granada Motorway Services Ltd.ToddingtonMlMay 1964
Woolley EdgeMlJanuary 1972
HestonM4February 1967
Leigh Delamere.M4January 1972
FrankleyM5July 1966
ExeterM5Under construction
SouthwaiteM6July 1972
BirchM62November 1972
Washington-BirtleyA1(M)August 1970
Rank Leisure Services Ltd.Farthing Corner.M2May 1963
AustM4September 1966
Hilton ParkM6March 1967
KnutsfordM6July 1963
FortonM6January 1965
Ross Motorway Services Ltd.Leicester Forest EastMlFebruary 1966
MemburyM4February 1972
Hartshead MoorM62July 1973
Galleon Roadchef LtdTaunton Deane.M5June 1976
SandbachM6December 1975
RownhamsM27June 1976
Kenning Motor GroupStrenshamM5July 1962
AndertonM61April 1971
Blue Boar GroupRothersthorpe.MlUnder construction
Watford GapMlNovember 1959
Mobil Oil Company Ltd.Michael Wood.M5April 1971
Burton WestM6October 1970
Mecca Ltd.TrowellMlMarch 1967
BP Oil Company LtdKillington Lake.M6May 1972
Westmorland Motorway Services Ltd.Tebay WestM6June 1972

asked the Secretary of State for Transport what he considers to be a reasonable return on his Department's capital expenditure when deciding whether to accept or reject tenders for motorway concessions; and what part of

but I am not convinced that sufficient additional benefit would result from the adoption of such a system in terms of either road safety or the enforcement of compliance with vehicle testing requirements.