HC Deb 15 February 2000 vol 344 cc469-70W
Mr. Robertson

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will make a statement on his plans to introduce enhanced single vehicle approval tests. [110247]

Mr. Hill

Changes to the single vehicle approval scheme were the subject of public consultation last October, when it was envisaged that an enhanced test would be introduced this March for certain classes of passenger car and light goods vehicle. In the light of responses, including observations from the European Commission, we are reviewing the proposals. This will mean the existing arrangements will continue for the time being. A further announcement will be made as soon as we have decided how best to proceed.