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Motor Vehicles

Volume 461: debated on Thursday 21 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many vehicle defect notices were issued for each year since 1997 in respect of (a) British registered vehicles and (b) vehicles registered in other EU member states, broken down by country. (145118)

The Vehicle and Operator Service Agency (VOSA) is responsible for road safety enforcement. Inspection notices are issued to British vehicles only. Prohibitions are issued to British and international traffic. Statistics for both are reported annually in VOSA’s Effectiveness report. This is available on-line at or in the House of Commons Library, Business and Transport section.