HC Deb 17 May 1944 vol 400 cc171-2
41. Mr. Wakefield

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport if he is aware of the hindrance to export trade due to S.R. & O., 1941, No. 398, Motor Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations; and what steps he is proposing to take in order that this handicap to manufacturers engaged in the export trade may be removed.

Mr. Noel-Baker

If I have rightly understood my hon. Friend's Question, he desires that the limits at present imposed on the size of public service vehicles should be relaxed. I have received representations on the point from the organisations of manufacturers and operators who are principally concerned, and, as I said in the Debate on 5th May, it is now under consideration.

Mr. Wakefield

While thanking the hon. Gentleman for his reply, may I ask him whether he will expedite the decision in order that manufacturers may be in the best possible position to export as soon as hostilities cease?

Mr. Noel-Baker

Yes, Sir, I will do my best to expedite the decision, but my hon. Friend will realise that many different factors are involved.

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