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Motor Vehicle Type Approval: EU Law

Transport written question – answered on 18th July 2013.

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Photo of Jonathan Reynolds Jonathan Reynolds Labour, Stalybridge and Hyde

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his policy is on implementation of EU Directive 2007/46/EC; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Stephen Hammond Stephen Hammond The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport

Directive 2007/46/EC has been implemented in the UK through Statutory Instrument 2009 (No. 717) that came into force on 29 April 2009.

The Government's approach to this directive is to ensure that UK manufacturers have the opportunity to approve vehicles for use on our roads using the full flexibility of the different schemes provided for in the directive.

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