HL Deb 31 July 1962 vol 243 cc233-4

Second Schedule, page 31, line 3, column 2, at beginning insert—

("In subsection (8), after the words 'change in the length' there shall be inserted the words 'of the period specified under subsection (3) of this section or' and for the word 'regulations' there
shall be substituted the words 'order or, as the case may be, regulations'")


My Lords, this is the Amendment to which I referred earlier to-day, about vehicle tests. Under Section 66 of the 1960 Act the Minister can make an order substituting a period shorter than ten years for a vehicle. We know that. Experience has shown that when a large number of vehicles first become liable for test it would be wise to find some method of staggering them—phasing them out, I think was the phrase used. At present, because of the existing provisions of the Act, that cannot be done. All the Minister can do is to make an order, and then come back and make another order which cancels or repeals the previous order. It would be much more convenient to be able to phase one group, say one year's registration of motor cars between five and six years old, somehow into a few different groups. As I say, that cannot be done at present, and it is in order that it can be done in future that this Amendment is put in. I beg to move.

Moved, That this House doth agree with the Commons in the said Amendment.—(Lord Chesham.)

On Question, Motion agreed to.