HC Deb 19 June 1968 vol 766 cc1089-90
5. Mr. Gwilym Roberts

asked the Minister of Transport if he will introduce regulations laying down minimum standards for retread tyres for sale to the public.

Mr. Marsh

A British Standard for retread tyres has been prepared and should lead to improvements in quality. I do not propose further action at present.

Mr. Roberts

Would my right hon. Friend agree that, while we appreciate the tireless work already done by his Ministry in the tyre field, we should be very happy if he gave his blessing to the British Standard when it appears, possibly this autumn?

Mr. Marsh

Yes, Sir. I should expect to receive the revised Standard probably towards the end of this month, and it would be my intention to ensure that publicity is given to it. One will then have to see how best to deal with it, and whether the knowledge that particular types of tyre do not reach the published specification would not in itself be of great assistance in this field.