HC Deb 01 December 1965 vol 721 c183W
90. Mr. Turton

asked the Minister of Transport what steps he is taking to enforce proper braking on lorries; and how many A or B licences were revoked in the last year on the ground that the lorries were in an unsafe condition.

Mr. Tom Fraser

Inspections by my officers of lorries on the roadside and in their depots are being continued: newly developed brake-testing equipment will feature in the vehicle testing stations that I am proposing to set up. I would also refer the right hon. Member to the Answers I gave my hon. Friend the Member for Middlesbrough, West (Dr. Bray) on 17th November.

In the twelve months to 30th September, 1965, vehicles were removed or suspended from 123 carrier's licences for safety reasons chiefly relating to maintenance. Of these 81 were A or B licences, of which 3 were completely revoked.