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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons at 9:30 am on 22nd January 2015.

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Photo of Alan Reid Alan Reid Liberal Democrat, Argyll and Bute 9:30 am, 22nd January 2015

The Department for Transport is consulting on removing the MOT exemption for HGVs based on Bute, Islay, Mull and Tiree, but the exemption is there for a very good reason: there are simply not enough HGVs on those islands to justify the cost of an authorised testing facility and the cost of taking an HGV to the mainland is very high. Will Ministers please stop this burden on island businesses?