HC Deb 11 January 1990 vol 164 c676W
Dr. Thomas

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will introduce legislation to ensure car alarms automatically switch off 10 minutes after activation.

Mr. Atkins

Car alarms are already required by regulations to stop emitting continuous noise after five minutes. Limiting the time of intermittent sounding of alarms would have to be agreed in the European Community. We propose to seek Community agreement for tighter standards for car alarms.

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