HC Deb 12 May 1965 vol 712 cc82-3W
84. Mr. Carmichael

asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware that some garages refuse to test motor vehicles for the issue of a Ministry of Transport test certificate unless the necesary repairs are done by them, and that there is some confusion concerning the responsibilities and obligations of his appointed test agents; what action he will take; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Tom Fraser

An authorised examiner can refuse to test a vehicle of a class falling within his authorisation only for a limited number of reasons and this is not one of them. If my hon. Friend has evidence of garages refusing to test vehicles for this reason, or of any other irregularities, I shall be pleased to investigate it.