§ Mr. William Hamilton
asked the Minister of Transport whether, in view of the widespread practice of second-hand car
PUBLIC SERVICE VEHICLE* USER CASUALTIES, GREAT BRITAIN Drivers 1977 Passengers All users October 1977–September 1978† All users Killed … … 8 56 64 70 Seriously injured … … 96 1,173 1,269 1,250 Slightly injured … … 588 10,454 11,042 10,800 All severities … … 692 11,683 12,375 12,100 * Public service vehicles include buses and coaches. † Estimated from incomplete data. The figures have been rounded thus the sum of the constituent items may differ from the total shown.
§ Mr. Lee
asked the Minister of Transport what research his Department has carried out into the saving of life that would be achieved by the compulsory fitting—and wearing—of seat belts in motor coaches.224W
salesmen of winding back mileometers, he will take steps to ensure the fitting of tamper-proof mileometers on all new cars.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
I have no proposal for introducing regulations to this effect. However, tamper-resistant odometers are now becoming available, and the falsifying of readings is already an offence under the Trade Descriptions Act 1968.