HC Deb 16 February 1972 vol 831 c404
20. Sir E. Brown

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he intends to introduce type approval for vehicle safety purposes; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Peyton

Yes, Sir, I propose to seek the necessary powers and am discussing the subject with the motor industry.

Sir E. Brown

I thank my right hon. Friend for that answer. What consultations has he had with industry in this country?

Mr. Peyton

I have had considerable consultations and they are continuing. As far as I am aware, a system of type approval would be completely acceptable and indeed welcome to the motor industry.