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Goods Vehicles (Loads)

Volume 640: debated on Thursday 18 May 1961

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asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware that a large load of heavy packing cases was carried through Manchester and Salford on Monday, 15th May, between 5.30 a.m. and 9 a.m., that omnibuses carrying workpeople to their employment were held up, that a mobile crane was needed to right the cases which had moved into a dangerous overhanging position, and that traffic was interrupted on Broad Street, near Pendleton Town Hall; and if he will now state when this new regulations, in particular those concerning inadequately secured loads, will be put into force.

Existing regulations require loads to be so secured that danger is not likely to be caused to any person on the vehicle or trailer or on the road; the new regulations which I hope to introduce in the near future will strengthen police powers of enforcement.