HC Deb 17 January 1995 vol 252 c418W
Ms Walley

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how he currently assesses the roadworthiness of cars, heavy goods vehicles and public service vehicles; and what plans he has to vary the present requirement for the production of MOT certificates as a prerequisite for the purchase of vehicle excise duty tax discs.

Mr. Norris

Vehicles are assessed for roadworthiness at annual tests. They are also checked at the roadside by the police and examiners from the Vehicle Inspectorate.

I have no plans to change the current check of MOT test certificates when vehicles are relicensed.