Gov.uk MOT histories no longer show MOT garage name

The name of the garage was a useful bit of info but it has now disappeared. I wonder why ?. Why should it be withheld ?.
An MOT history just shows this now :-
BX52TYS VAUXHALL CORSA
Check another vehicle Colour Silver Fuel type Petrol Date registered 12 September 2002 MOT valid until 21 March 2019
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Mileage recorded at test, parts failed or had minor problems Date tested 22 March 2018 Pass Mileage 103,329 miles MOT test number 8117 4751 5681 Test location unavailable until further notice Expiry date 21 March 2019
<<< Odd, no advisories this time !!!! >>>
Date tested 13 March 2017 Pass Mileage 86,554 miles MOT test number 7874 0703 9971 Test location unavailable until further notice Expiry date 21 March 2018 Advisory notice item(s)
Windscreen has damage to an area less than a 40mm circle outside zone 'A' (8.3.1d) Nearside Rear Direction indicator slightly discoloured (1.4.A.2f) Offside Rear Direction indicator slightly discoloured (1.4.A.2f) Nearside Headlamp deteriorated but light output not reduced (1.7.5a) Offside Headlamp deteriorated but light output not reduced (1.7.5a) Central Exhaust has a minor leak of exhaust gases (7.1.2) Exhaust has a minor leak of exhaust gases front flexi (7.1.2)
What are advisories? Date tested 13 March 2017 Fail Mileage 86,552 miles MOT test number 6350 0236 4432 Test location unavailable until further notice Reason(s) for failure
Windscreen washer provides insufficient washer liquid (8.2.3) Nearside Registration plate lamp not working (1.1.C.1d) Offside Registration plate lamp not working (1.1.C.1d) Nearside Stop lamp not working (1.2.1b) Nearside Front Inner Front constant velocity joint gaiter damaged to the extent that it no longer prevents the ingress of dirt etc (2.5.C.1a) Nearside Rear Tyre has a bulge, caused by separation or partial failure of its structure (4.1.D.1b) Offside Rear Tyre has a bulge, caused by separation or partial failure of its structure (4.1.D.1b)
Advisory notice item(s)
Windscreen has damage to an area less than a 40mm circle outside zone 'A' (8.3.1d) Nearside Rear Direction indicator slightly discoloured (1.4.A.2f) Offside Rear Direction indicator slightly discoloured (1.4.A.2f) Nearside Headlamp deteriorated but light output not reduced (1.7.5a) Offside Headlamp deteriorated but light output not reduced (1.7.5a) Central Exhaust has a minor leak of exhaust gases (7.1.2) Exhaust has a minor leak of exhaust gases front flexi (7.1.2)
What are failures and advisories? Date tested 22 March 2016 Pass Mileage 58,439 miles MOT test number 5159 5284 5712 Test location unavailable until further notice Expiry date 21 March 2017
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On Wed, 28 Mar 2018 20:48:56 +0100, Andrew

It could possibly be used to locate the approximate whereabouts of a vehicle.
A couple of years ago it showed the test station number rather than the testing station name and address.
I can think of a whole range of motoring and non motoring offences that could be aided and/or facilitated by such information.
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On 28/03/2018 22:30, The Other Mike wrote:

Such as ????.
The name of the garage is hardly a secret, and it's location doesn't give any indication of the address of the vehicle, which being more than 3 years old has lost 70% of its value anyway.
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On 29/03/2018 10:54, Andrew wrote:

I don't believe that the first thought has anything to do with motoring and other offences, even though it might help. There is already so much information out there that can be glanced if you're in that frame of mind.
It has more to do with that the MOT is supposed to be neutral, they don't want to highlight stations with many or with few MOT failures. It's a trade off for making any MOT report available for anyone.
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On 28/03/2018 20:48, Andrew wrote:

IIRC the info. disappeared for a while last year then reappeared. So it may be no more than the continuing development of the system.
That said, I agree with the point already made that it could be said to be personal data which ought to be protected. Think eg of someone who has fled an abusive ex-partner to a rural location where there's only one MoT test centre within easy reach.
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On 29/03/2018 10:03, Robin wrote:

I think it's more intentional than any accident.

In which case there are other methods of getting the keeper's address.
I recently checked an MOT and in one section it said child seats were fitted so the seatbelts were not tested. No that is private data.
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