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Volume 931: debated on Tuesday 10 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport what research he is carrying out on safer and tougher windscreens on cars.

My Department has been involved for the past 13 years in studies of both toughened and laminated safety glass for windscreens; and has appraised the relevant research experience of other bodies both in the United Kingdom and overseas. No specific research is being carried out at present, but accident investigation work involves the collection of data on windscreen damage where this is relevant.