§ Mr. Greville Janner
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) whether, in view of the recent bus accident causing fatalities and due to a burst tyre, he will cause investigations as to whether burst-proof tyres cannot now be supplied for all public transport;
(2) in view of recent fatalities caused by burst tyres, if he will take steps to encourage local authorities to use burst-proof tyres for all public transport.
§ Mr. Carmichael
My Department follows closely any developments in the production of tyres that would improve safety on the roads, but there are formidable technical problems in designing and manufacturing burst-proof tyres for vehicles as heavy as most of those used for public transport, and I am not aware that any tyres of this kind are yet in production.