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Clause 33—(Prohibition Of Use Of Vehicles And Conveyors In Roads Not Affording Free Movement)

Volume 529: debated on Thursday 1 July 1954

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I beg to move, in page 22, line 43, to leave out the second "or."

This is the first of a different series of Amendments, and it would be convenient if we could, at the same time, consider the Amendments in page 22, line 45; page 23, line 3, and page 23, line 5.

The effect of these Amendments is to implement an undertaking which I gave to the hon. Member for Bolsover (Mr. Neal), with whom I had a slight difference of opinion in Committee stage upon a technicality concerning mining implements. The object of these Amendments is to prohibit the rubbing or vehicles or haulage ropes against such things as electric cables which are attached to the roof or sides of transport roads, but at the same time not to prevent the operation of anything on which the ropes are intended to run, such as pulleys or guide ropes. I think that the hon. Member for Bolsover and myself now understand one another, and I hope that the hon. Gentleman will be in agreement with these Amendments.

Amendment agreed to.

Further Amendments made: In page 22, line 45, at the end, insert:

"or anything in the road not provided for the purpose of controlling the vehicles or (in the case of vehicles which run as part of rope haulage apparatus) the ropes to which they are attached."

In page 23, line 3, leave out second "or."

In line 5, at end, insert "or anything in the road."

In line 6, leave out "proceedings taken in respect of," and insert "prosecution for."

In line 20, leave out from "road," to "and," in line 23, and insert:

"which it was impracticable to prevent"—[Mr. Joynson-Hicks.]