§ Mr. Bulmer
asked the Minister for Trade when he expects to announce measures to reduce the incidence of fraudulent alteration of odometer readings on motor vehicles; and if he will make a statement.
§ Dr. Vaughan
[pursuant to his reply, 6 December 1982, c. 362]: There is a clear need to reduce fraudulent sales of second-hand cars and to protect further the consumer. I am examining possible means with my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Transport. For example, we are considering a tamper resistant odometer and I have asked the BSI to look at a standard for this; and we are considering recording the mileage of a car at intervals at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Centre, Swansea. In addition, we are producing a booklet of advice on buying a second-hand car.