§ Mr. Faulds
asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection if she will take steps designed to improve the situation reported by the Automobile Association that a high proportion of new cars are handed over to their purchasers by motor dealers without sufficient pre-delivery inspection to correct the defects in them.
Mr. Alan Williams
I am asking the Director General of Fair Trading to consider the AA's findings in the context of his discussions with the Motor Agents' Association about its code of practice. The Road Traffic Act 1972 and the Supply of Goods (Implied Terms) Act 1973 already provide substantial protection to buyers of new cars.