§ Mr. Dell
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what study he has made of the report in the January 1972 edition of "Which?" a copy of which is in his possession, regarding car hire firms and the condition of cars hired out by them; whether he will introduce legislation empowering him to license such firms; whether he will make spot checks on the mechanical condition of their cars; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Eldon Griffiths
I have seen this report but do not consider that a system of licensing such firms is justified. All394W cars are subject to roadside spot checks on their mechanical condition.