HC Deb 30 October 1985 vol 84 cc560-1W
Mr. Christopher Hawkins

asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he has any plans to introduce stronger standards for the construction or location of fuel tanks on motor vehicles so as to reduce the risk of explosion in accidents.

Mrs. Chalker

We plan to increase our research effort on fire risk in cars and coaches to see what steps should be taken to reduce fires from all causes including rupture of the fuel tank.