§ Mr. McCrindle
asked the Secretary of State for Transport (1) if he is satisfied with the operation of the regulations regarding the construction of tachographs on coaches, and if he will make a statement;
(2) if he will introduce legislation requiring tachographs on coaches to be crash-proof and fireproof, and if he will make a statement.
§ Mrs. Chalker
Tachographs and recording charts must comply with the requirements of EEC regulation 1463/70. I am satisfied that this provides for appropriate standards of construction including some protection against fire and accidental damage. It is extremely rare for a tachograph chart to be destroyed in a crash or by fire. I do not believe more onerous requirements would be justified at present.