Mr. Geoffrey Wilson
asked the Minister of Transport what measures of inspection are taken to ensure that rigid goods vehicles from overseas coming into this country on roll-on roll-off and other ferries possess a short-term carrier's licence, as well as a vehicle duty disc and are properly insured to cover all normal risks; and if she will make a statement.220W
§ Mr. Swingler
No special inspection is made at ports of entry, but foreign vehicles are liable to the normal roadside checks of excise and carriers' licences by the police and the Department's enforcement staff. Foreign hauliers must produce evidence of statutory insurance cover when applying for an excise licence for a vehicle they intend to use in this country.