§ Mr. Mills
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will introduce legislation to improve the fire resistance of car and bus interiors as outlined in the non-statutory regulations issued by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders to car manufacturers; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Kenneth Carlisle
The European Commission has recently published a proposal for a directive relating to the burning behaviour of materials used in the construction of certain categories of motor vehicles. The proposal has not yet been considered by the Council. Although it does not cover the full range of vehicle interiors, it would be premature to act nationally before discussions have taken place.