HC Deb 13 July 1978 vol 953 c739W
Mr. Spriggs

asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will propose in the Council of Ministers an amendment to EEC Regulation 1463/70 for the purpose of exempting private road passenger vehicles with a seating capacity of 15 seats excluding that of the driver from the enforced fitting of tachographs.

Mr. William Rodgers

I sought complete exemption from the tachograph requirements in EEC regulation 1463/70 for vehicles of this type and succeeded in obtaining discretion for member States to grant exemption for vehicles with no more than 15 seats overall on domestic journeys. The United Kingdom is now taking advantage of this discretion, and