§ Mr. Luff
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has received concerning regulations affecting the use of American automobiles in the United Kingdom; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Kenneth Carlisle
The Department has received many letters from owners of cars manufactured for use in America.
The scope of checks on lighting equipment in the MOT test was extended with effect from 1 January 1993, increasing the level of enforcement of certain existing requirements of the lighting regulations. These new checks have highlighted the fact that most American cars do not comply with the requirement, in existence since 1 September 1965 for all vehicles manufactured after that date, that indicators should be amber.