§ 33. Miss Fookes
asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will seek to amend the Trade Descriptions Act 1968, particularly in relation to the control of false mileometers.
§ Mrs. Sally Oppenheim
Falsifying a mileometer reading is already an offence under the Trade Descriptions Act 1968. But I am aware that consumers and enforcement authorities can face problems in verifying the accuracy of car mileages. I shall be considering how these problems can best be dealt with when the Director General of Fair Trading has completed his present review of the second-hand motor trade.