HC Deb 26 July 1974 vol 877 cc2063-4

Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.

The Temporary Chairman

We are taking in this debate Amendment No. 38, in Title, line 2, leave out 'operators' licences and drivers 'hours' and insert 'and operators' licences'.

Mr. Mulley

I ask the Committee to leave out this clause because it was included in a previous Bill in the context of the European situation and I cannot predict how that is likely to develop. There is no great demand by operators or trade unionists to have tachographs fitted, and I cannot in present circumstances advise the industry to incur that cost.

Amendment No. 38 is consequential. The Short Title was amended in the other place so as to include the clause, but that amendment will not be required if the Committee accepts my advice to delete the clause.

Question put and negatived.

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