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Volume 718: debated on Wednesday 3 November 1965

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asked the Minister of Transport what official testing takes place on remoulded, retreaded and recut tyres of motor vehicles in the interest of road safety; and if he will seek to make illegal the use of faulty or badly worn tyres.

There are no official tests but tyres of vehicles subjected to roadside checks are inspected by our examiners for compliance with the Motor Vehicle (Construction and Use) Regulations which require tyres to be free of any defect which might cause danger. Noncompliance with this requirement is an offence.My right hon. Friend hopes to make a regulation dealing with the use of recut tyres shortly.