HC Deb 14 July 1980 vol 988 cc371-2W
52. Dr. McDonald

asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will legislate to require motor car dealers to keep mileage records of vehicles bought and sold by them and which are open for public inspection.

Mrs. Sally Oppenheim

I share the hon. Member's anxiety about malpractices in the secondhand car trade. The Director-General invited interested parties last year to comment on a consultative paper about the problems faced by consumers buying cars. When I have his report I shall consider what, if any, action is needed.