HC Deb 07 March 2000 vol 345 c593W
27. Mr. Ennis

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions how many foreign HGVs his Department inspected in each of the last three years. [112199]

Mr. Hill

Inspections of vehicles are carried out by the Vehicle Inspectorate in accordance with targets set for them by the Secretary of State.

The Vehicle Inspectorate undertook roadworthiness checks on 3,498 foreign vehicles in 1998–99 and 5,343 checks in 1997–98. Roadworthiness check statistics for 1996–97 are not available.

In addition the Vehicle Inspectorate completed traffic enforcement checks on 13,037 foreign vehicles in 1998–99 and in the preceding two years 13,288 and 12,821 checks respectively.

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