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Volume 124: debated on Monday 7 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what action he is taking to warn motorists about unsafe second hand and remould tyres; and if he will make a statement.

Anybody buying second-hand or retreaded tyres should check their standard and condition carefully first.To help motorists know what to look for, the Department has sent a poster to MOT testing stations, motor trade associations and other suitable outlets for display.Drivers should look out for the compulsory E mark required on used tyres and the British Standard BS AU 144b marking required on retreaded or re-moulded tyres.

It warns them to check for adequate tread depth and for any signs of damage or unacceptable repair work on second-hand tyres.