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Abnormal Loads (Westmorland)

Volume 440: debated on Monday 21 July 1947

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asked the Minister of transport on how many occasions during 1947, authority was given under S.R. & O., 1941, No. 987, for special vehicles carrying abnormal indivisible loads to cross the county of Westmorland by road A6, both in a northward and southward direction; and how these figures compare approximately with similar traffic in 1938.

The Order gives general authority for passage of these loads. In certain circumstances, prior notification to the police and highway authority is required. In the period January-June, 1947, 105 such notifications were given, and in the comparable period of 1938, 69.