HC Deb 25 November 1985 vol 87 c416W
Mrs. Peacock

asked the Secretary of State for Transport if Her Majesty's Government are satisfied with the safety of imported pneumatic tyres; and if he will make a statement.

Mrs. Chalker

Both imported and United Kingdom manufactured car tyres must meet the same international Standard prescribed in ECE regulation 30. We made regulations last year to prohibit the sale of substandard tyres, whether new or second-hand; enforcement of these regulations is the responsibility of trading standards officers. I have recently advised motorists to check the condition and markings on second-hand tyres before purchase.