HC Deb 25 January 1982 vol 16 cc268-9W
Mr. Iain Mills

asked the Secretary of State for Trade (1) if he will consider banning the importation of defective tyres into the United Kingdom which are visually satisfactory but have been downgraded for agricultural use;

(2) if he will discuss with European Economic Community Ministers a common European approach to the clear identification of tyres which are downgraded for slow speed agricultural operations only, with a view to their prohibition for sale or export within the European Community.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

I have been asked to reply.

I am considering the need for changes in our tyre regulations which could, among other things, control the use of tyres that are downgraded for agricultural use.

I shall bear my hon. Friend's proposals in mind.