HC Deb 09 November 1955 vol 545 cc1843-4
35. Wing Commander Bullus

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation if he will vary the Regulation which permits vehicles carrying greyhounds to travel at no more than 20 miles per hour to bring it in line with the 30 miles per hour permitted for heavy vehicles carrying horses.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

The speed limit for a vehicle carrying greyhounds is 30 miles per hour if the vehicle does not exceed 3 tons in unladen weight. If my hon. and gallant Friend is referring to vehicles of a greater unladen weight, the answer is "No, Sir."

Wing Commander Bullus: Would not my right hon. Friend agree that there is a difference between the speed limits allowed for the transportation of greyhounds and horses, and would not he correct this obvious anomaly?

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

I am inclined to agree with my hon. and gallant Friend that there is an anomaly between the conveying of the two types of animals, but I think this is one of a considerable number of anomalies on this subject which perhaps we should be unwise to try to correct piecemeal.