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Cars (Testing)

Volume 928: debated on Thursday 17 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport how the tests carried on foreign cars for import to the United Kingdom market compare with those carried out by the Japanese on foreign cars prior to their being given clearance for sale in Japan.

With the exception of exhaust emissions, the scope and severity of the tests carried out on foreign cars after 1st April 1978 will be comparable to those tests carried out by the Japanese Government on cars imported into Japan. The Japanese exhaust emissions standards are much more severe than United Kingdom requirements.