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Coal Lorries, Derby (Noise And Fumes)

Volume 640: debated on Monday 8 May 1961

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asked the Minister of Transport what representations he has received from the council of the County Borough of Derby concerning the nuisance created by the diesel fumes and noise of lorries loaded with coal passing through Derby.

The town clerk wrote to my Department and others recently about his council's concern at the number of coal lorries passing through Derby and the noise and fumes they cause, and I have replied.It is already illegal for a vehicle on the road to make excessive noise or to emit fumes likely to cause injury or danger to anyone. Enforcement is a matter for the police.