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Deregulation Act 2015

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PART 6Testing of vehicles

25In section 52 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (supplementary provisions about tests etc of goods vehicles), in subsection (2) (which confers power on the Secretary of State to provide and maintain stations and apparatus for the carrying out of examinations of certain goods vehicles), for the words from “provide and maintain” to the end of the subsection substitute

(a)provide and maintain stations where examinations of goods vehicles under regulations under section 49 or under section 50 of this Act may be carried out,

(b)designate premises as stations where such examinations may be carried out, and

(c)provide and maintain apparatus for the carrying out of such examinations.

26(1)Section 46 of that Act (provision which may be included in regulations under section 45 of that Act about tests of the condition of vehicles other than certain goods vehicles) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (1), after paragraph (j) insert—

(ja)the charges to be paid to the Secretary of State by persons occupying premises designated under section 8(3)(b) of the Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981 as stations where inspections of public service vehicles may be carried out where the charges are in connection with—

(i)the provision by the Secretary of State of vehicle examiners to examine public service vehicles on the premises,

(ii)the issue of test certificates or notifications of the refusal of test certificates in respect of examinations of public service vehicles carried out on the premises,

(iii)the issue of duplicates or copies of test certificates issued in respect of such examinations, and

(iv)the correction of errors in test certificates so issued,.

(3)In that subsection, omit the “and” at the end of paragraph (k) and insert—

(ka)the keeping by persons mentioned in paragraph (ja) of registers of test certificates in the prescribed form and containing the prescribed particulars, and the inspection of such registers by such persons and in such circumstances as may be prescribed,.

(4)In that subsection, after paragraph (l) insert , and

(m)the keeping of records by persons mentioned in paragraph (ja) and the providing by them of returns and information to the Secretary of State.

(5)In subsection (4), after “subsection (1)(j)” insert “or (ja)”.

27(1)Section 51 of that Act (particular aspects of regulations under section 49 of that Act dealing with the testing of certain goods vehicles etc) is amended as follows.

(2)In subsection (1), after paragraph (k) insert—

(ka)make provision as to the charges to be paid to the Secretary of State by persons occupying premises designated under section 52(2)(b) as stations where examinations of goods vehicles may be carried out where the charges are in connection with—

(i)the provision by the Secretary of State of vehicle examiners to examine goods vehicles on the premises,

(ii)the issue of test certificates or notifications of the refusal of test certificates in respect of examinations of goods vehicles carried out on the premises,

(iii)the issue of duplicates or copies of test certificates issued in respect of such examinations, and

(iv)the correction of errors in test certificates so issued,.

(3)In that subsection, after paragraph (ka) (as inserted by sub-paragraph (2)) insert—

(kb)make provision as to the keeping by persons mentioned in paragraph (ka) of registers of test certificates in the prescribed form and containing the prescribed particulars, and the inspection of such registers by such persons and in such circumstances as may be prescribed,

(kc)make provision as to the keeping of records by persons mentioned in paragraph (ka) and the providing by them of returns and information to the Secretary of State,.

(4)After subsection (1) insert—

(1A)The provision which may be made by virtue of subsection (1)(ka) above includes provision requiring—

(a)the making to the Secretary of State at prescribed times of payments, of such amounts as may be determined by him in accordance with regulations, on account of charges that may become payable, and

(b)where forms for test certificates and notifications of the refusal of test certificates are supplied by the Secretary of State, the payment to him of charges for the supply of such forms,

and for the repayment, in prescribed circumstances, of such payments received by the Secretary of State.

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