Government to review annual MOT

Transport department whip Earl Attlee has said that the need for annual MOT tests for vehicles more than three years old is to be reviewed.

In a written reply he told Tory Lord Marlesford that the Government will look at MOT test frequencies later in the year.

In a separate reply to Lord Marlesford, Earl Attlee said that cars and light goods vehicles must be tested no more than four years after they are first registered under EU rules and must be tested every two years after that.

Lord Marlesford, a former Downing Street adviser, had called for a review of the "costs and benefits" of the current UK requirements.

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