HC Deb 29 July 1983 vol 46 c700W
Mr. Hoyle

asked the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the reply to the hon. Member for Warrington, North on 26 July concerning imported tyres, whether he will now take steps to withdraw the batches of downgraded tyres from use.

Mrs. Chalker

These tyres have now probably been sold and have been in use for some time. They may show signs of failure such as tread separation which the owner should notice on checking his tyres or which will come to light, for example, at an MOT test. There is no other practicable way of withdrawing them from use.