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(1)In subsection (3) of section 45 of the M1Road Traffic Act 1988 (tests of satisfactory condition of vehicles)—
(a)after paragraph (a) there is inserted—
“(za)individuals who are nominated by, and act under the supervision of, authorised examiners and are approved by the Secretary of State (in this section and section 46 of this Act referred to as “nominated testers”),”, and
(b)for paragraph (c) there is substituted—
“(c)inspectors who are—
(i)appointed by any council designated by the Secretary of State for the purposes of this section and section 46 of this Act, being the council of a county, district or London borough or the Common Council of the City of London or a council constituted under section 2 of the M2Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994, and
(ii)approved by the Secretary of State.”
(2)In subsection (4) of that section, for “the examiner or inspector” there is substituted “ the person carrying out the examination ”.
(3)After subsection (6) of that section there is inserted—
“(6A)The Secretary of State may provide, or make arrangements for the provision of, courses of instruction in connection with the carrying out of examinations under this section; and may charge prescribed fees in respect of attendance on such courses.
(6B)The Secretary of State shall maintain, or cause to be maintained, records containing such particulars as he thinks fit of—
(a)vehicles submitted for examination under this section, and
(b)the carrying out of and the results of the examinations.”
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