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Metropolitan Police (Motor Cycles)

Volume 933: debated on Monday 13 June 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry if, in the light of the answer to the hon. Member for Uxbridge by the Home Secretary on Tuesday 24th May that some police authorities have informed British motor cycle manufacturers that excessive vibration made their machines unsuitable for police use, he will give a direction to the National Enterprise Board, in pursuance of its duty to assist and develop particular industries, to discuss this matter with the manufacturers concerned, with a view to the police being able to use British machines which are now being produced with the benefit of financial support from the taxpayer.