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Heavy Goods Vehicles (Retro-reflective Markings)

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 16 September 2009

In answer to parliamentary question 136910, 15 May 2007, Official Report, column 465 asking when retro-reflective markings would become mandatory for newly registered heavy goods vehicles, the then Minister of State for Transport, the hon. Member for South Thanet (Dr. Ladyman), stated this would be 10 October 2009.

In view of the current economic situation I am announcing that, to reduce regulatory costs on vehicle manufacturers and the haulage industry, this measure will not now become mandatory for new vehicle registrations until 10 July 2011.

Other regulatory simplification measures on vehicle lighting due to be implemented at the same time will continue to be implemented at the earliest opportunity.