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Vehicle Safety (Fuel Tanks)

Volume 84: debated on Wednesday 30 October 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he has any plans to introduce stronger standards for the construction or location of fuel tanks on motor vehicles so as to reduce the risk of explosion in accidents.

We plan to increase our research effort on fire risk in cars and coaches to see what steps should be taken to reduce fires from all causes including rupture of the fuel tank.