HC Deb 07 February 1972 vol 830 c251W
87. Mr. Terry Davis

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what action he has taken as a result of the estimate made by the Chief Inspector of Weights and Measures for Kent, a copy of which has been sent to him, that as many as 50 per cent. of used cars sold in Great Britain have false mileages on the speedometers.

Mr. Ridley

The falsification of odometer readings is generally held to contravene the Trade Descriptions Act, and local weights and measures authorities have shown themselves active in their duty of enforcement.