25. Mr. R. C. Mitchell
asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection whether he will hold an inquiry into allegations that faulty motorcar tyres are on widespread sale; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Maclennan
I share my hon. Friend's concern about these allegations, and any evidence of a breach of the Trade Descriptions Act should be reported immediately to the appropriate local authority trading standards officer. Any proposal for an inquiry into the sale of unsafe vehicle parts, including unsuitable tyres, would be a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Transport.