HC Deb 02 July 1998 vol 315 c232W
Mr. Chope

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, pursuant to the oral statement by the Minister for Small Firms, Trade and Industry on 19 June 1998,Official Report, column 676, on the review of the single vehicle approval scheme, if enforcement of the Motor Vehicles (Approval) (Amendment) Regulations 1998 will be suspended pending the outcome of the review; and if he will make a statement. [48170]

Dr. Strang

[holding answer 30 June 1998]: No. The Motor Vehicles (Approval) (Amendment) Regulations 1998 came into force on 30 April. The forthcoming review will examine how to permit access to SVA without undermining EC Whole Vehicle Type Approval—in particular, changes to the current Very Low Volume limits of 50 vehicles a year and 100 over 5 years. There is no question of lowering any of the existing SVA safety and environmental standards.

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