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Vehicle-Marking (Dangerous Loads)

Volume 885: debated on Tuesday 28 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will seek powers to ensure that vehicles transporting dangerous materials by road should carry special markings.

Regulations requiring the display of hazard warning labels on road vehicles carrying radioactive substances and certain inflammable liquids, corrosives and organic peroxides have already been made under the Radioactive Substances Act 1948 and the Petroleum (Consolidation) Act 1928. New powers are contained in the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, and I understand that the Health and Safety Executive is considering proposals for extending the present vehicle-marking arrangements.