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Motor Coaches (Trailers)

Volume 986: debated on Wednesday 18 June 1980

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asked the Minister of Transport if he has any proposals for the harmonisation of laws governing trailers drawn by motor coaches with similar laws in other European Economic Community countries ; and if he will make a statement.

There are no proposals to harmonise the laws governing separate trailers drawn by motor coaches. However, a small number of articulated buses of the type often seen in other European countries, which are vehicles and trailers of a rather specialised kind, are undergoing trials in this country and powers are being sought in the Transport Bill to allow their more general use.