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Model 70 Invalid Tricycle

Volume 890: debated on Monday 14 April 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if she will publish in the Official Report the full text of the letter sent by her Department to the Director of the Motor Industry Research Association, Mr. R. H. Macmillan, following his release of the six MIRA reports relating to the interior noise levels and wind performance of the Model 70 invalid tricycle during the week ended 15th March 1975.

Since the five reports on the interior noise level of the Model 70 were released by Mr. Macmillan for placing in the Library, there has been no correspondence between the Department and MIRA on this matter apart from a straightforward acknowledgement of the receipt of the reports and a request for further copies. There has been no recent correspondence with MIRA concerning the wind test report on this vehicle.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services why the six reports released for publication by the Motor Industry Research Association, relating to the interior noise levels and wind performance of the Model 70 invalid tricycle have been returned to MIRA by her Department; what further requests have been made to MIRA; and on what date all six edited reports will now be placed in the Library.

The one report amended by MIRA was returned to MIRA at its request; the four unamended noise test reports were not so returned; extra copies of all noise reports were ordered and are now in the Library. There has been no recent correspondence between the Department and MIRA relating to the side wind test.