§ Mr. Day
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will provide information by make and model of new cars which have any of the following features designed along the lines of the United Kingdom proposals currently under discussion in the European Community(a) safer steering wheels, (b) front end protection for pedestrians and (c) side impact protection.
§ Mr. Chope
The information requested is not available.
Proposals for safer steering wheels, frontal protection for pedestrians and side impact protection are currently under discussion in the European Community with strong support from the United Kingdom. These features do not, however, form part of the United Kingdom national type approval scheme for motor vehicles and are therefore not checked and recorded by make and model as part of that process.