Members: Correspondence

Department for Transport written question – answered on 11th June 2018.

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Photo of Tony Lloyd Tony Lloyd Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Rochdale dated 11 April 2018, reference number IW/0060, on the age of road vehicle tyres.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Government has provided specific guidance to every operator of a public service vehicle on the importance of safety and to ensure that tyres are correctly maintained and their condition routinely monitored. They are also advised not to use tyres of 10-years of age or more on the steering axle of a bus or coach. This guidance has been reinforced during vehicle inspections by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency.

Ensuring compliance with the guidance is important and the Government made clear that it has not ruled out further measures.

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