HC Deb 12 June 1953 vol 516 c600

Lords Amendment: In line 44. at end, insert: Provided that the Minister may by regulations direct that in relation to vehicles of any prescribed class or description this subsection shall have effect with the substitution for references to three and a half feet of references to such longer distance, not being more than six feet, as may be prescribed in relation to vehicles of that class or description.

Colonel Harrison

I beg to move, "That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment."

It may be remembered that at an earlier stage of the Bill there was discussion about overhanging loads and that a reduction in the distance of from 6 ft. to 3 ft. 6 in. was agreed to. It is now recommended by the other place that there might be difficulties with certain types of vehicles and that discretion should be allowed to the Minister. I hope that my right hon. Friend will consider this proposed discretion very carefully before he grants it.

Mr. Powell

I beg to second the Motion.

Question put, and agreed to.