§ 2.5 p.m.
§ BARONESS BURTON OF COVENTRY
My Lord, I beg leave to ask the first Question which stands in my name on the Order Paper.
§ [The Question was as follows:
§ To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any knowledge of any occasion within the last five years on which highway authorities have found it necessary to ask weights and measures authorities to instruct their inspector to pay more regard to the needs of traffic movement when stopping coal lorries on the highway.]
§ THE PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY, MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT (LORD CHESHAM)
My Lords, Her Majesty's Government have no knowledge of any such occasion. This information could be obtained only by consulting each of the many authorities concerned, and I do not think I should be justified in doing this.