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Spanish Lorry Drivers

Volume 178: debated on Wednesday 24 October 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has received concerning the blockade by Spanish lorry drivers at the frontier with France; and if he will make a statement.

[holding answer 19 October 1990]: We received representations from the trade associations and from individual hauliers.The strike by Spanish road hauliers who were protesting about Government-controlled haulage rates, fuel prices and working conditions ended on the evening of 19 October.The French-Spanish border is now open and lorries are crossing in both directions.