HC Deb 21 June 1933 vol 279 c755
42. Mr. MABANE

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, in view of the grave risks to public safety when a motor-lorry carrying inflammable oil is in collision, he can say what special precautions are taken for the conveyance of inflammable oils by road?

The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. Douglas Hacking)

Regulations, a copy of which I am sending to the hon. Member, are in force under the Petroleum (Consolidation) Act, 1928, governing the conveyance of petroleum spirit by road. These Regulations lay down a number of requirements designed to minimise the risks from fire or other accident during such conveyance. It has not, so far, been found necessary to apply the provisions of the Petroleum Act to other kinds of inflammable oils.