1995 No. 1456
The Goods Vehicles (Plating and Testing) (Amendment) Regulations 1995
8th June 1995
Laid before Parliament
8th June 1995
Coming into force
1st July 1995
The Secretary of State for Transport, in exercise of the powers conferred by sections 49 and 51 (1) of the Road Traffic Act 1988(1), and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, and after consultation with representative organisations in accordance with section 195(2) of that Act, hereby makes the following Regulations:—
1. These Regulations may be cited as the Goods Vehicles (Plating and Testing) (Amendment) Regulations 1995 and shall come into force on 1st July 1995.
2.—(1) Schedule 2 to the Goods Vehicles (Plating and Testing) Regulations 1988(2) shall be amended as follows.
(2) For paragraph 6 there shall be substituted—
“6. Tower wagons as defined in—
(a)paragraph 8 of Schedule 1 to the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994(3) as originally enacted; or
(b)paragraph 17 of Schedule 2 to that Act as originally enacted.”
(3) In paragraph 7, for the words “section 4(2) of the 1971 Act” there shall be substituted the words “section 61 of the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994 as originally enacted”.
(4) For paragraph 16, there shall be substituted the following paragraph—
“16. A motor vehicle at a time when it is being used on a public road during any calendar week if—
(a)it is being used only in passing from land in the occupation of the person keeping the vehicle to other land in his occupation, and
(b)it has not been used on public roads for distances exceeding an aggregate of six miles in that calendar week,
and to a trailer drawn by a motor vehicle that is being used on a public road in such circumstances.
For the purposes of this paragraph “public road” has the meaning given in section 62(1) the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994.”
Signed by authority of the Secretary of State
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State
Department of Transport
8th June 1995
(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations further amend the Goods Vehicle (Plating and Testing) Regulations 1988. The 1988 Regulations require specified classes of goods vehicle to undergo examinations for plating and annual tests.
Schedule 2 to the 1988 Regulations exempts vehicles from the provisions of the Regulations. Paragraph 16 of the Schedule as originally enacted exempted a vehicle which was exempt from duty under section 7(1) of the Vehicles (Excise) Act 1971 (c. 10). Section 7(1) was re-enacted as paragraph 21 of Schedule 2 to the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994. Paragraph 21 is repealed by Part V of Schedule 29 to the Finance Act 1995 (c. 4).
These Regulations replace paragraph 16 of the 1988 Regulations with a provision exempting a vehicle when it is used on a road in circumstances that are similar to those that attracted the exemption from duty under paragraph 21 of Schedule 2 to the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994. The exemption relates to vehicles that are used on roads for distances not exceeding an aggregate of 6 miles a week.
Some minor amendments are made as a consequence of the amendment of the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994 by the Finance Act 1995.
1988 c. 52. Sections 49 and 50 are amended by the Road Traffic Act 1991 (c. 41) Schedule 4, paragraphs 54 and 55. Section 50 is also amended and section 51 is amended by Schedule 8 to that Act.
1994 c. 22; paragraph 8 of Schedule 1 and paragraphs 17 and 21 of Schedule 2 to the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994 (c. 22) are repealed by the Part V of Schedule 29 to the Finance Act 1995 (c. 4).