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Derelict Vehicles (Removal)

Volume 722: debated on Tuesday 21 December 1965

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asked the Minister of Transport what progress is being made in establishing a recognised system for clearing abandoned vehicles from roads and streets; and if he will make a statement.

Adequate powers already exist under the Removal of Vehicles (England and Wales) Regulations 1961. In February the Ministry of Housing and Local Government, in consultation with my Department, issued a circular to local authorities, giving guidance on the removal and disposal of old vehicles. This has resulted in improved arrangements being made by local authorities to deal with the problem.