HC Deb 29 January 1986 vol 90 cc517-8W
Mr. Greg Knight

asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he has any plans to require the chassis number of motor vehicles to be recorded on Ministry of Transport test certificates; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Michael Spicer

I will consider requiring vehicle identification numbers to be recorded on test certificates when a greater proportion of vehicles of testable age have them. Only since 1982 have all vehicles had to be marked with a readily accessible identification number.

Mr. David Mitchell

The chairman is already aware that I am ready to approve proposals from him for worthwhile investment in the railways.

Mrs. Dunwoody

asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will instigate a series of trans-shipment centres in preparation for the completion of a fixed Channel link.

Mr. David Mitchell

We have no plans at present for any trans-shipment centres other than those already in the CTG proposal.