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Secondhand Motor Vehicles (Roadworthiness)

Volume 728: debated on Wednesday 18 May 1966

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asked the Minister of Transport whether she will introduce legislation making it compulsory for the vendor of any secondhand motor car to produce a certificate of roadworthiness before the sale is completed.

Under existing legislation it is an offence to sell, or to offer for sale, a motor vehicle which is not in a condition in which is could legally be used. But my right hon. Friend is keeping the position under review to see whether further measures should be taken.