HL Deb 10 June 2003 vol 649 c21WA
Lord Harris of Haringey

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether, to their knowledge, vehicles are being imported from outside the European Union with bull bars; and whether they will consider legislation to ban (a) the importation of vehicles fitted with bull bars and (b) retro-fitment of hull bars. [HL3112]

Lord Macdonald of Tradeston

We do not have figures for vehicles imported from outside the European Union with bull bars fitted but we would expect the number to be small, given that a commitment not to fit rigid bull bars covers many non-European car manufacturers.

The most effective way of controlling after-market bull bars is via technical standards in European legislation. We have submitted a technical proposal to the Commission setting out how this could be achieved. We expect the Commission to bring forward its proposals on controlling such bull bars later this year.