HC Deb 23 March 1925 vol 182 cc41-2
91. Mr. VIANT

(for Mr. GROVES) asked the Minister of Transport whether he has considered the danger to the public resulting from the presence on the highways of the present large travelling tanks of petrol and lorry-loads of petrol cans passing through congested streets; whether he is aware that recently the Fire Brigades' Association called attention to the danger; and whether he will take steps so to regulate this traffic that these tanks be moved at night only?

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From the commencement of the Court of Criminal Appeal in 1908 to the end of 1923, 1,942 appeals have been heard by the Court with the following results:—


I have been asked to reply. I am fully alive to the dangers involved in the transport of petroleum by road. Provisions for enabling Regulations to be made to provide against these dangers were contained in the Petroleum Bill of 1923; and the question of re-introducing legislation on this subject is now under consideration.