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Safety-Crash Tests

Volume 978: debated on Monday 4 February 1980

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asked the Minister of Transport whether he will arrange for the results of safety-crash tests by the road research unit to be published in respect of those cars which are subsequently permitted to be sold.

Impact tests on selected cars representative of different types of design are carried out by the Transport and Road Research Laboratory for the purpose of developing test pro-

in question in ( a) the fourth quarter of 1976 and ( b) the latest available figures.

Figures for 1979 are not available; nor are wage costs per ton of steel.The available information is as follows:

Crude Steel produced per Process Worker
Tonnes 1978
USA330
Japan510
West Germany460
Italy520
France465
United Kingdom190
Belgium570
Spain305
Australia525
Luxembourg770
Source: OECD

asked the Secretary of State for Industry what is the wage cost in dollars of producing a ton of basic iron and steel in the United Kingdom; what has been the increase in cash terms since the last quarter of 1976 in dollars; and how this increase compares with the increase in the price of steel in cash dollar terms over the same period.

The available information is as follows:cedures. Summaries of the results are made available and I am sending my hon. Friend copies of TRRL leaflet LF 689 and other more technical papers.Crash tests are also carried out by the Department as part of the vehicle type approval scheme. If the vehicle passes the test, a certificate is issued indicating that the required standard has been met. The certificate does not specify the actual results.