§ 102. Mr. Wallace
asked the Minister of Transport if she will set up an investigation into the second-hand car trade with a view to the introduction of legislation to ensure that second-hand cars are not sold in a dangerous condition.
§ Mrs. Castle
It is already an offence to sell, or to offer for sale, a motor vehicle which is not in a condition in which it could legally be used. Measures to strengthen the existing safeguards are contained in the Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill which provides for Ministry inspectors or police officers to enter the premises of car dealers to examine used vehicles on offer for sale.