HL Deb 31 July 1962 vol 243 c237

Second Schedule, page 33, line 42, at end insert—

("Approval of type vehicles

Section one hundred and thirty. In subsection (2), after the words 'after examining' there shall be inserted the words 'if he thinks fit'.")

My Lords, this Amendment is to meet a nuisance point. The existing legal requirement is that every individual new public service vehicle has to be examined by a certifying officer, and it is desired to make possible the introduction of a system of type approval, so that while the certifying officer will retain his discretion to examine any vehicle that comes along, if a vehicle is offered to him with a certificate of conformity to type he may accept that, if he so chooses. At the moment, as the Act is drawn, he cannot do that. He has no discretion in the matter and he cannot accept it. Quite frankly, with this arrangement I think we shall have quite a saving of useful professional manpower in this respect. I beg to move.

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

On Question, Motion agreed to.