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Vehicle Testing (Regulations)

Volume 82: debated on Monday 8 July 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has made any assessment of the average cost to a small garage of meeting the new conditions of the vehicle testing regulations.

In view of the wide variation in size and layout of garage premises, it is not possible to make an average assessment.

asked the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the reply of the Minister of State to the hon. Member for Rugby and Kenilworth on 2 July, concerning representations from garages concerning the new vehicle testing regulations, how many garages made representations; of these how many where in favour of the changes; and how many were against.

I have received approximately 170 representations, which equates to about 1 per cent. of the testing stations currently authorised. Most of these raised objections but some made favourable comments, particularly about the improved security arrangements.