HC Deb 07 March 1988 vol 129 cc107-8W
Mr. Boyes

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans and programmes are being considered to enhance and promote safety standards in the motor industry.

Mr. Peter Bottomley

Many improvements to vehicle safety are under consideration in the European Commission's working group of governmental and motor industry experts. Introductory dates are agreed only when new or amending directives are adopted. For example, last November agreement was reached to require anti-lock brakes on new heavy articulated vehicles and coaches, registered from 1 October 1991.