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Week-End Traffic (Heavy Goods Vehicles)

Volume 649: debated on Wednesday 15 November 1961

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asked the Minister of Transport whether, in view of increased traffic jams at week-ends, he will consider following the French practice of excluding certain forms of heavy goods lorries from the roads at week-ends.

I understand that most other European countries (including France) do not have any such general restrictions. Since heavy goods traffic in this country is much less at week-ends than at other times, we are not prepared to impose restrictions as suggested by my hon. Friend.