HC Deb 20 November 1969 vol 791 c373W
Mr. Cordle

asked the Minister of Transport how many vehicles failed the Ministry of Transport tests in the past year; and how many of these after repairs and modifications subsequently passed the tests.

Mr. Albert Murray

In the year ended 31st October, 1969 under the two Ministry of Transport testing schemes 2,758,706 (or 30 per cent.) vehicles failed their initial test. Of these 2,619,186 failed under the car testing scheme and 139,520 under the heavier goods vehicle testing scheme. We have no record of how many vehicles subsequently passed the test after repairs and modifications.