§ 55. Mr. Dobson
asked the Minister of Transport what recent progress has been made by his Department in discussing with car manufacturers the need to improve the safety factors in car design.
Mr. Bob Brown
We have now received the industry's ideas on safety features for passenger cars and are considering how best to develop these in relation to both domestic and international requirements.
We are also discussing with manufacturers the application of the new E.C.E. regulations on steering columns and doors. Many British cars already meet these.