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Lorry Weights

Volume 118: debated on Monday 29 June 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on the harmonisation of lorry weights throughout the European Economic Community.

The United Kingdom has won a derogation from the EC directives which set overall and axle weight limits for five and six-axle lorries. So we can maintain our present weight limits. The Community has not adopted weight limits for smaller lorries. No proposals to do so are under discussion.