HC Deb 20 February 1914 vol 58 c1289W

asked the President of the Local Government Board by whom the inspection of motor vehicles is carried out for the purpose of ascertaining whether these vehicles comply with the regulations as to weight and width; and whether, in view of the large dimensions of these vehicles as at present constructed, proper facilities exist for ascertaining their weight, laden and unladen?


On every application to a registering authority for the registration of a heavy motor car, certain particulars, including the weight of the car, laden and unladen, are, under the Heavy Motor Car Order, 1904, required to be furnished by the owner. The same Order makes provision (i.) for the ascertainment of these weights by or in the presence of an officer of the registering authority, if the authority so direct, and (ii.) for bringing any car upon a highway to a weighing machine for the purpose of ascertaining whether the registered axle-weight is exceeded. I am not aware that the facilities referred to are inadequate.