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Bridget Phillipson (Houghton and Sunderland South, Labour)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for York Central of 16 January 2012, Official Report, column 481W, on motor vehicles: testing, how many (a) motorcycles, (b) motor cars and (c) commercial vehicles were submitted for an MOT test in (i) the UK, (ii) England, (iii) Tyne and Wear and (iv) the City of Sunderland in the last 12 months for which figures are available; and how many vehicles failed the test in each case.

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Michael Penning (The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport; Hemel Hempstead, Conservative)

The number of MOT tests undertaken by test class and number of failures in (i) Great Britain, (ii) England, (iii) the former metropolitan county of Tyne and Wear and (iv) Sunderland unitary authority during the calendar year 2010 are given in the following table.

  Tests undertaken Fails
(i) Great Britain    
Motorcycles 964,600 123,752
Classes 3 and 4: Cars, vans and passenger vehicles with up to 12 seats 26,421,628 8,037,505
Private passenger vehicles with more than 12 seats 49,045 13,539
Goods vehicles between 3,000 and non-testable vehicles include mobile cranes, diggers and non-HGV trailers. Excludes emissions-only checks 589,261 239,613
     
(ii) England    
Motorcycles 862,117 110,254
Classes 3 and 4: Cars, vans and passenger vehicles with up to 12 seats 22,881,777 6,803,314
Private passenger vehicles with more than 12 seats 41,393 11,332
Goods vehicles between 3,000 and non-testable vehicles include mobile cranes, diggers and non-HGV trailers. Excludes emissions-only checks 511,400 205,005
     
(iii) Tyne and Wear    
Motorcycles 12,860 1,169
Classes 3 and 4: Cars, vans and passenger vehicles with up to 12 seats 405,669 121,622
Private passenger vehicles with more than 12 seats 817 222
Goods vehicles between 3,000 and non-testable vehicles include mobile cranes, diggers and non-HGV trailers. Excludes emissions-only checks 10,086 4,112
     
(iv) Sunderland UA    
Motorcycles 3,304 234
Classes 3 and 4: Cars, vans and passenger vehicles with up to 12 seats 113,906 34,418
Private passenger vehicles with more than 12 seats 243 81
Goods vehicles between 3,000 and non-testable vehicles include mobile cranes, diggers and non-HGV trailers. Excludes emissions-only checks 2,957 1,242

MOT test results for Northern Ireland are not held by the Department.

MOT data are available in raw format from:

www.data.gov.uk

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