HL Deb 23 February 1981 vol 417 c972WA
The Marquess of Ailesbury

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Why, considering that the economics of motoring provide a strong disincentive to the use of studded snow tyres under inappropriate road conditions, they consider it necessary to forbid their use under any conditions whatsoever.

The Earl of Avon

There are no legal provisions which prohibit the use of studded tyres when conditions are suitable for them. In unsuitable circumstances their use is probably illegal under the general provisions of the Construction and Use Regulations, which require tyres to be suitable having regard to the use to which they are being put.

House adjourned at seventeen minutes past eight o'clock.