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Mobile Canteens

Volume 178: debated on Wednesday 24 October 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress his Department has made towards regulating mobile canteen trading in trunk road lay bys under the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982.

Paragraph 2 of schedule 4 to the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 enables district councils to regulate street trading. That schedule confers no powers on the Secretary of State. The application and operation of the schedule in any district is a matter for the relevant district council.