HC Deb 28 January 1981 vol 997 cc445-6W
23. Mr. Robert Atkins

asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will indicate progress of consultations on a system of type approval for trucks.

Mr. Fowler

A discussion paper setting out proposals for a compulsory scheme of national type approval for goods vehicles was circulated to manufacturers and other interested bodies on 3 November 1980. Officials of my Department discussed the proposals with representatives of the society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders and the Vehicle Builders and Repairers Association on 13 January, and the Society has promised to let me have its official comments by the end of this month. Individual comments have also been received from 34 organisations and firms.