HC Deb 26 October 1982 vol 29 c964


Lords amendment: No. 84, after clause 55, insert— . In section 139 of the Highways Act 1980 (control of builders' skips), at the end of subsection (4)(a) (duty of owner of skip deposited on highway to secure that it is properly lighted) there shall be inserted the following words "and, where regulations made by the Secretary of State under this section require it to be marked in accordance with the regulations (whether with reflecting or fluorescent material or otherwise), that it is so marked.".

Mrs. Chalker

I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lards in the said amendment.

Mr. Deputy Speaker (Mr. Ernest Armstrong)

With this it will be convenient to take Lords amendments No. 133.

Mrs. Chalker

The amendments meets earlier requests, because the new clause would enable the Secretary of State to make regulations requiring skips left on the highway to be marked with reflective, fluorescent or other similar material. It would render it unlawful—once regulations are made—for a skip to be left on the highway without such markings, and render failure to comply with the obligation an offence punishable on summary conviction by a fine not exceeding £100. I hope that the amendment will be accepted. Following consultations with representatives of the building industry and traffic sign manufacturers, we shall be able to proceed to make regulations.

Lords amendment agreed to.

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