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Tyres

Volume 460: debated on Wednesday 23 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment his Department has made of the (a) availability, (b) reliability and (c) accuracy of garage forecourt equipment to inflate tyres; and if he will make a statement. (138529)

The Department for Transport requested information in 2005 from the Petroleum Retailers Association who advised that over 50 per cent. of garage forecourts have tyre pressure inspection/inflation equipment. This equipment is checked on a regular basis under maintenance contracts. The equipment is not required under any legislative provision and there are no plans to regulate for this.