§ Mr. Alex Carlile
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he has any proposals to reduce the danger of purchasers being defrauded by the practice of car clocking; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Leigh
Clocking is a criminal offence under the Trade Descriptions Act 1968. Trading standards officers of local authorities have the appropriate powers to investigate cases and to prosecute offenders.