HC Deb 12 July 1961 vol 644 c50W
57. Mr. Graham Page

asked the Minister of Transport why the vehicle tests are limited to vehicles not exceeding 30 cwt. unladen weight.

Mr. Marples

All goods vehicles are subject to inspection, on or off the road, by my examiners. Light vans of up to 30 cwt. unladen were included in the vehicle testing scheme because their conditions of operation made them on the whole less liable to be inspected than the heavier goods vehicles.