§ Mr. William Wilson
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will introduce legislation to make a criminal offence the offering for use of the public tyre pressure gauges which are inaccurate.
§ Mr. Emery
No. The accuracy of tyre pressure gauges is specified in British Standards 4613: 1970 which also recommends regular accuracy checks. It is open to those concerned to use instruments complying with this Standard in inflating tyres to the correct pressure. The Trade Descriptions Act gives protection against the supply of instruments described as conforming to this Standard but which do not conform: I have no evidence which shows that additional legislation would be useful.