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Type Approval Regulations

Volume 983: debated on Wednesday 23 April 1980

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asked the Minister of Transport what discussions he has had with Leyland Vehicles Limited concerning type approval regulations.

Officials of my Department are in discussion with members of the company on this and other related matters.

When will my right hon. Friend be in a position to make a statement about taking action to improve or bring into existence type approval regulations for commercial vehicles?

We are discussing the possibility of a scheme that is similar to those applied in Europe for national approval for commercial vehicles. We expect a decision to be arrived at shortly and then we shall consult industry. The short answer to my hon. Friend is " very shortly."