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Motor Vehicles: Glass

Volume 467: debated on Tuesday 13 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance is made available to police forces in England and Wales on enforcement of the visual light transmission standard imposed by Regulation 32 of the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986. (161905)

Enforcement of Regulation 32 is an operational matter for individual chief officers of police and for the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency. No central guidance has been issued and information is not collected centrally on how much forces spend on equipment to test compliance.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much money was spent by police forces in England and Wales on equipment capable of measuring compliance with the visual light transmission standard imposed by Regulation 32 of the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986 in each of the last five years. (161947)

Enforcement of Regulation 32 is an operational matter for individual chief officers of police and for the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency. No central guidance has been issued and information is not collected centrally on how much forces spend on equipment to test compliance.