MP calls for national adpotion of Kitemark

A Conservative MP is calling for the BSI Kitemark scheme to be made standard for UK garages.

Robert Halfon, MP for Harlow, tabled a Motion in Parliament after making a radio appearance alongside Kitemark champion Quentin Wilson in which he endorsed the scheme.

Quoting BSI-commissioned research, he said: “The Government needs to review protection for motorists when they are visiting a garage, with over half of the population not confident in the work that garages have carried out.

“We need to ensure they know what is being done on their vehicle and they are presented with a clear and understandable service – every time. I am recommending that the Kitemark scheme operated by BSI is the standard that garages adopt.

“I have put forward this suggestion and I will also be actively lobbying to ensure that garages service cars to the highest standards…”

In a further statement, he said: “It is good for the car mechanic industry, good for customers and good for society. Most people have heard of Kitemark as it is on our plugs and other household items.”

Published by emmabutcher

Emma has been CAT's editor since January 2008. There isn't much she doesn't know about the aftermarket - and her favourite topic is definitely BER!

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