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Public Service Vehicles

Volume 181: debated on Friday 30 November 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what information his Department holds on the number of public service vehicles that fail annual roadworthiness tests.

The failure rates of PSVs at annual test have been placed in the Library.The extract is from the vehicle inspectorate executive agency's annual report 1989–90 and shows that:

  • (a) The average initial failure rate over the last five years is 38·9 per cent.
  • (b) The average final failure rate over the last five years is 20·7 per cent.