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Lorry Drivers (Hours Of Work)

Volume 889: debated on Thursday 10 April 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations he has had from the Freight Transport Association about the effect on transport costs in Scotland of the Common Market regulation on drivers' hours which comes into effect on 1st January 1976; and if he will make a statement.

In common with other Scottish Members of Parliament, I have received representations from the Scottish Region of the Freight Transport Association about the effect on Scottish industry of EEC Regulation 543/69 which, among other things, refers to drivers' hours and which, if this country stays in the European Community, will come into effect on 1st January 1976.Road freight matters are primarily the responsibility of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Environment, and I understand that a copy of the association's submission has been sent to the Minister for Transport.