HC Deb 07 July 1971 vol 820 cc371-2W
51. Mr. Walter Johnson

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he is aware that the proposal of his Department to close the Heavy Goods Vehicle Testing Station at Alvaston, Derby, will cause increased costs to both industry and the consumer; and to what extent the alternative stations some 30 miles away will be capable of handling the additional influx of vehicles.

Mr. Eldon Griffiths

Full account will be taken of all the effects before deciding whether or not to close this station. If it is closed, the alternative stations will be able to accommodate the extra vehicles.