Motor Vehicles: Testing:Written question - 34392

Asked by Jamie Stone
(Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross)

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Asked on: 24 March 2020
Department for Transport
Motor Vehicles: Testing
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of suspending MOTs during the covid-10 outbreak.
Answered by: Rachel Maclean
Answered on: 21 April 2020

As announced on 25 March 2020, the Government is introducing a six-month exemption for all light vehicles due for an MOT test from 30 March 2020 onwards to allow people to carry on travel to work where essential, or shop for necessities. The assessment is that this a proportionate step in the light of the public health challenges related to COVID-19 compared to the potential effects of not testing. It remains important for vehicles in use to be roadworthy at all times.

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