Armed Forces: Vehicles

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 13th June 2019.

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Photo of Earl Attlee Earl Attlee Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 9 May (HL15373), whether the Ministry of Defence will adhere to paragraph 5.2 of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency’s Guide to Maintaining Road Worthiness of Commercial Goods and Passenger Carrying Vehicles, published in November 2018, which states that tyres in single formation should not be kept in service on a heavy goods vehicle for more than 10 years.

Photo of Earl Howe Earl Howe The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence, Deputy Leader of the House of Lords

The Ministry of Defence policy is that tyres fitted to vehicles are inspected at regular intervals in line with the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency's Heavy goods vehicle (HGV) inspection manual 2018 edition. This takes into account the requirements in paragraph 5.2 of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency's Guide to Maintaining Road Worthiness of Commercial Goods and Passenger Carrying Vehicles, published in November 2018.

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