HC Deb 25 June 1980 vol 987 cc230-1W
58. Mr. Michael McNair-Wilson

asked the Minister of Transport if he is satisfied with the operation of the law relating to tyre safety.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

No. Public observance of the law is still far from satisfactory. Last year 845,000 vehicles failed the MOT test because of tyre defects and in 1978 there were over 87,000 successful prosecutions for tyre offences.