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Trading Standards Officers

Volume 176: debated on Wednesday 18 July 1990

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145.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has received from trading standards officers on the need for further legislation to tackle unroadworthy vehicles.

146.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has received from trading standards officers on the need for further legislation to tackle unroadworthy vehicles.

Trading standards officers want us to strengthen that part of the Road Traffic Act 1988 which makes it an offence to sell unroadworthy vehicles. We agree and propose to amend the Act at the earliest legislative opportunity.They have also asked for powers to inspect used cars on dealers' premises. This requires special expertise and we have pointed out that these powers are already available to authorised examiners including examiners from the vehicle inspectorate. The vehicle inspectorate is keen to respond to any requests from individual trading standards officers.