HC Deb 08 April 1964 vol 692 c200W
58. Mr. Gourlay

asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware that in Scotland in 1963, 1,658 out of 4,069 goods vehicles examined at 326 road checks were prohibited from use until defects had been made good; whether he has considered introducing an annual compulsory examination of such vehicles with a view to reducing the risk of serious accidents; and if he will make a statement.

Vice-Admiral Hughes Hallett

Yes, and we are considering what arrangements can be made for the regular inspection of those heavy vehicles not already included in the existing compulsory testing scheme.