§ Mr. Dempsey
asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether he will now make a statement about proposals to require fuel consumption of motor cars to be tested and the results published.
§ Mr. Benn
After consultations between our respective Departments my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Industry is now issuing a consultative document for consideration by bodies representing manufacturers, distributors and consumers. This proposes a scheme covering all new cars sold as from 1st January 1977, with the necessary testing to be completed during the intervening year in accordance with a specification annexed to the document. I am placing a copy 323W of the consultative document in the Library.