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Goods Vehicles (Regulations)

Volume 466: debated on Monday 4 July 1949

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asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware that many "A" and "B" Licence holders are unaware of the regulations requiring them to apply for original permits before the end of July; and if, in view of the importance of this matter to the operators, he will instruct licensing authorities to inform all licence holders individually.

No, Sir. As I indicated in reply to a question by the hon. Member for Huntingdon (Mr. Renton) on 27th June, these regulations have already received wide publicity and I propose to take steps during July to remind hauliers of their effect. In the circumstances I do not consider that the sending of individual notices to some 60,000 hauliers is necessary or would be justified.

What steps does the Minister propose to take in July to remind hauliers?

This matter was fully publicised at the time of the passing of the Transport Act and since. We intend to repeat all those processes during July, but in view of the circumstances of the last two or three years I cannot for one moment conceive that there is any haulier in this country who is not aware of this situation.