Mr. Gresham Cooke
asked the Minister of Transport if, with a view to preventing the use of re-cut tyres on treads already worn out, he will amend the Construction and Use Regulations so as to require the use of tyres with a minimum thickness of rubber on the tread or a minimum number of ply.
§ Mr. Marples
No. Such a regulation would be extremely difficult to enforce. I am, however, seeking powers under the Consumer Protection Act, 1961, to regulate the sale of re-cut tyres.