HC Deb 24 March 1983 vol 39 c466W
Mr. Skinner

asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will introduce legislation requiring that (a) all new cars sold in the United Kingdom from 1 January 1985 are equipped to run on lead-free petrol and (b) all petrol stations have lead-free available for sale no later than 1 January 1985.

Mr. Chalker

No. The decisions already announced by this Government will reduce the annual lead emissions from motor vehicles from 1986 onwards to around one third of the average level during the 1970s.