2008 No. 1578
The International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2008
13th June 2008
Laid before Parliament
17th June 2008
Coming into force
13th July 2008
The Secretary of State for Transport makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by section 56(1) and (2) of the Finance Act 1973(1) and by virtue of the Department of Transport (Fees) Order 1988(2).
In relation to the exercise of her powers under the Finance Act 1973 she has the consent of the Treasury.
Citation and commencement
1. These Regulations may be cited as the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 and shall come into force on 13th July 2008.
Increases in fees
2.—(1) The International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (Fees) Regulations 1988(3) shall be amended as follows.
(2) In the regulations specified in column (1) of the Table below, for each amount specified in column (2) substitute the amount specified in column (3).
Existing Amount (£)
Substituted Amount (£)
Signed by authority of the Secretary of State
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State
Department for Transport
5th June 2008
We consent to the making of these Regulations
Two of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty’s Treasury
13th June 2008
(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations amend the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (Fees) Regulations 1988 (“the 1988 Regulations”). The 1988 Regulations prescribe the fees payable in connection with the issue of special certificates of approval for vehicles used to carry dangerous goods, in pursuance of the European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR). An “ADR certificate” is a special certificate of approval as defined in regulation 2 of the 1988 Regulations. “ADR” is the acronym for “Accord European Relatif au Transports International des Marchandises Dangereuses par Route”.
Regulation 2 increases the fees prescribed by the 1988 Regulations where an application is made for an ADR certificate. The increased fees are set out in the Table below (with the percentage increase since the fees were last fixed shown in brackets).
Nature of service
Existing fee (£)
Substituted fee (£)
The inspection in relation to an application for an ADR certificate where the inspection is carried out on the same day as an examination under the Goods Vehicles (Plating and Testing) Regulations 1988
The inspection in relation to an application for an ADR certificate in any other case (plus the amount which would be payable in respect of an examination under the Goods Vehicles (Plating and Testing) Regulations 1988)
Where an application is made for a first ADR certificate in respect of a tractor for a semi trailer, and an inspection of the tractor is waived
Where a vehicle fails to pass an inspection and arrangements are made for a further inspection to be carried out not more than 14 days after the first inspection
Where the inspection in relation to an application for an ADR certificate is not arranged to be carried out on the same day as an examination under the Goods Vehicles (Plating and Testing) Regulations 1988, but is in fact carried out on the same day
The fee for the issue of a copy of an ADR certificate which has been lost or destroyed remains unchanged at £13.
An impact assessment of the effect that this instrument will have on the costs of business and the voluntary sector is available from the VOSA Corporate Office, Berkeley House, Croydon Street, Bristol BS5 0DA (telephone: 0117 954 3200). A copy has been placed in the library of each House of Parliament. The impact assessment is annexed to the Explanatory Memorandum which is available alongside the instrument on the OPSI website www.opsi.gov.uk.
1973 c. 51.
S.I. 1988/643, which was made under the Finance (No. 2) Act 1987 (c.51), section 102 and the relevant entry in S.I. 1988/643 is in Schedule 1, Table II, item C.
S.I. 1988/370, amended by S.I. 1991/458, 1992/714, 1993/3067, 1997/158, 2001/1812, 2002/537, 2003/1811, 2004/1884, 2005/2456 and 2007/634.