Motor Vehicles: Testing

Transport written question – answered on 2nd July 2012.

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Photo of George Howarth George Howarth Labour, Knowsley

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate she has made of the average additional travel (a) cost and (b) distance for hauliers arising from closure of authorised testing facilities.

Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport

There are no plans to close any authorised testing facilities (ATFs) and to date no ATFs have closed.

With 217 ATFs now available it is likely that the distance to a test site for hauliers has decreased.

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