§ Mr. Armstrong
asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware of the practice of dealers in repairing wrecked cars which have been sold for salvage and then reselling them to the public; and if he will take steps to compel dealers to inform the public that such vehicles have previously been disposed of for salvage.
§ Mr. Tom Fraser
I am aware that dealers do repair wrecked cars and resell them; there is no objection to this provided that the repaired vehicle is roadworthy when it is sold, and I have no evidence to show that existing legal safeguards against the sale of defective vehicles are inadequate. I have no powers which would enable me to impose on dealers a requirement to disclose the history of a vehicle to a purchaser.