§ Mr. Westwood
asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that under the Ministry's regulations misunderstanding is taking place in the filling-up of the log sheets of drivers of motor lorries owing to there being a column marked by an asterick headed "To be completed by part-time drivers only"; and will he arrange for there being prominently printed on all log sheets that every driver, regular or part-time, must have a separate log sheet?
§ Mr. Burgin
I do not think it is the regulations which are at fault. From the hon. Member's question and from newspaper reports, I gather that it is suggested that a driver found guilty by the Falkirk Sheriff Court had been misled by a footnote on the "Form of Hours Worked." The form used in that case was apparently designed by a firm of stationers to serve the purpose of either Form 2 or Form 3 of the regulations and was not an official form. The footnote was used to indicate the dual purpose.