HC Deb 24 June 1986 vol 100 c127W
Mr. Snape

asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he is satisfied with the overall standard of maintenance and safety within the road haulage industry.

Mr. Peter Bottomley

No. The failure rate at the annual heavy goods vehicle test remains too high at nearly 23 per cent. On average over 18 per cent. of vehicles inspected at the roadside are issued with prohibitions.