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Transport Sub-Contractors

Volume 718: debated on Wednesday 3 November 1965

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asked the Minister of Transport if he will give details of the provisions made under his regulations for the protection of the public, where transport sub-contractors operate on behalf of large-scale producers of raw and manufactured materials, in regard to frequent deliveries of loads per day and insufficient examination and maintenance of the vehicles concerned.

Like all other vehicle operators, transport contractors engaged in this type of business are under statutory obligation to ensure that their vehicles are in a roadworthy and safe condition whenever they are used on the roads. No special provisions for them would be feasible.