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Public Service Vehicles: Safety

Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 10 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many public service vehicle (PSV) annual safety tests were conducted by VOSA in each financial year since 2000-01; and how many PSVs failed their (a) initial and (b) final safety test in each financial year. (155986)

The Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) publishes figures of how many public service vehicle (PSV) annual safety tests were conducted by VOSA in each financial year since 2000-01; and how many PSVs failed their (a) initial and (b) final safety test in each financial year in its Effectiveness Report. This is available on-line at www.vosa.gov.uk or in the House of Commons Library, Business and Transport Section.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many public service vehicles (PSVs) failed their final safety test for a reason relating to their (a) steering mechanisms and (b) braking systems; and what percentage of the number of tests conducted by VOSA on PSVs in each financial year each figure represents. (155987)

The Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) publishes figures of how many public service vehicles (PSVs) failed their final safety test for a reason relating to their (a) steering mechanisms and (b) braking systems; and what percentage of the number of tests conducted by VOSA on PSVs its effectiveness report. This is available on-line at www.vosa.gov.uk or in the House of Commons Library, Business and Transport Section.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many heavy goods vehicles failed their final safety test for a reason connected to their (a) steering mechanisms and (b) braking systems; and what percentage each figure represents of the number of tests conducted by the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency on heavy goods vehicles in each year. (155988)

The Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) publishes figures of how many heavy goods vehicles failed their final safety test for a reason connected to their (a) steering mechanisms and (b) braking systems; and what percentage each figure represents of the number of tests conducted by the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency on heavy goods vehicles in each financial year in its effectiveness report. This is available on-line at www.vosa.gov.uk or in the House of Commons Library, Business and Transport Section.