Alan Pulham, who represents the National Franchised Dealers Association on the Retail Motor Industry Federation, described the document as a missed opportunity. 'This just perpetuates a £100million fraud by not making the clocking of cars illegal. You can pick up magazines and see tools for adjusting car mileages. The law must stop clocking at its roots.'
The consultation document will be open for comments until about October 29. A spokesman for the Department of Trade and Industry said: 'Some of the proposals may not need legislation but there will not be changes overnight.' Comments on the document can be sent to the Consumer Affairs Directorate, DTI, Room 416, 1 Victoria Street SW1H 0ET.