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Motor Vehicles: Testing

Volume 479: debated on Thursday 17 July 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency spent on its vehicle testing centres in 2007-08. (218788)

The cost of running Vehicle and Operator Services Agency's testing centres in 2007-08 was £6.9 million, this includes rent, rates and maintenance and other locally incurred costs such as telecommunications. This figure excludes staff related costs and major improvement programmes.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many vehicle test centres are managed by the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency. (218789)

The Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) manages 89 goods vehicle testing stations, with a further five single vehicle approval/vehicle identity check sites.