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Heavy Goods Vehicles (Driving Licences)

Volume 934: debated on Wednesday 29 June 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport what consideration he has given to public service vehicle licence holders being entitled to drive heavy goods vehicles.

This was permitted under the licensing scheme in use before the war, but the entitlement was removed by the Road Safety Act 1967. Although the technical characteristics of some public service and heavy goods vehicles are comparable, their general operation requires different skills and experience.