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Vehicle Recall System

Volume 589: debated on Thursday 7 May 1998

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether they are satisfied with the current operation and success rate of the vehicle recall system for safety checks operated by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency; and whether they have any intention of bringing together all interested bodies to review that system. [HL1743]

Safety recall campaigns are launched in accordance with Codes of Practice agreed between the department and representative bodies of the motor industry. I am satisfied that the codes work well, but the success rate of individual recall campaigns is carefully monitored and the codes themselves are kept under review.