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Freight Containers

Volume 448: debated on Thursday 6 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the proportion of freight containers in use in England and Wales that will become illegal as a result of the new European regulations on container dimensions. (82314)

There are no new European regulations on general freight container dimensions. However, the carriage of certain types of container may be prohibited by Directive 96/53/EC which sets out, amongst other things, the maximum dimensions for goods vehicles when carrying freight containers.