But I hope that something can be done about this soon. Does the hon. Gentleman agree that the most vulnerable parts of a car are the side panels, and that many fatal accidents result from a car pulling out and being struck a glancing blow by an overtaking car? Surely something can be done to prevent such accidents by insisting on provisions for clearing the back window of a car, so that the inside mirror can be of some use?
It is true that rear vision for the driver is essential, but this can already be achieved in a variety of ways. We do not consider that this is a matter of such urgency that we need to anticipate international action. We shall consider it again in the light of possible international regulations.