HC Deb 07 March 1963 vol 673 c98W
Mr. Box

asked the Minister of Transport whether he will introduce compulsory annual tests of lighting on all vehicles over 30 cwt.

Mr. Marples

Certain vehicles over 30 cwt. unladen weight, namely, all passenger carriers and all dual purpose vehicles not exceeding 2 tons unladen weight, are already subject to an annual inspection of lighting equipment as well as of other items which affect their safe use on the roads. As regards other vehicles, it would not he appropriate to consider an annual test of lighting equipment separately from one that covered other items such as brakes and steering—and on this I have nothing at present to add to the Answer I gave my hon. Friend on 27th February.