HC Deb 23 February 1968 vol 759 cc218-9W
Sir R. Russell

asked the Minister of Transport if she is aware that a new air pollution control device, details of which have been sent to her, is expected to become standard equipment on all cars sold in the United States of America after 1970; and whether she will take steps to ensure that cars manufactured in this country are similarly equipped for sale in that country.

Mr. Carmichael

We have seen reports of an American device intended to control the content of exhaust gases from motor vehicles but my right hon. Friend has no powers to require British motor manufacturers to fit such devices to vehicles intended for sale abroad.