HC Deb 17 May 1994 vol 243 c379W
Mr. Cox

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many(a)roadside checks of vehicles in respect of motor vehicle exhaust fumes and (b) prosecutions following such checks took place in 1993; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Maclean

Figures obtained from the vehicle inspectorate—an executive agency of the Department of Transport—show that 48,857 roadside exhaust smoke/ emission checks were carried out in Great Britain in the period 1 April 1993 to 31 March 1994. A total of 587 prohibitions were issued as a result of these checks.

Information on prosecutions following such tests is not available centrally.

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