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Seat Belts

Volume 929: debated on Tuesday 29 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport what is the average added cost to the production of a car of fixing seat belts.

Manufacturers estimate that a pair of inertia reel seat belts adds some £25 to £30 to the cost of the car. The comparable figure for static belts is about £18 to £20. Costs can increase significantly when seat belts form part of a car's interior styling.