§ Mr. Gale asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he has concluded his review of the terms of the personal import exemption from the national type approval requirements for cars; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
The Government have decided to make no change in the present arrangements. This will enable consumers to continue to have the widest choice about where to buy their cars.
I advise people intending to buy abroad to confirm with the manufacturer or his agent that the car meets our safety and environmental standards. That will be most readily evident if it has been type approved for use in this country.