HC Deb 19 January 1989 vol 145 cc291-2W
Mr. Gareth Wardell

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will place in the Library a detailed analysis for each of the past five years of all roadside tests carried out by his Department's engineers on heavy goods vehicles specifying where and when these tests occurred; and what were the results.

Mr. Peter Bottomley

Information on the results of roadside spot checks is contained in the vehicle inspectorate's annual report and accounts 1987–88. Specific information on the results of roadside checks in each traffic area is contained in the annual reports of the licensing authorities for the five years up to 1987–88. Copies of these reports are in the House Library. Information on the results of individual checks could be provided only at disproportionate cost.