HC Deb 26 January 1948 vol 446 c88W
88. Sir W. Wakefield

asked the Minister of Transport if, in order to assist economy of production for export, he will permit the use in the home market of 30 feet passenger carrying vehicles with two axles instead of three, in view of the fact that with modern design two axle vehicles of this length are as safe as three axle vehicles; and is he aware that if this were done substantial saving in labour and materials would be obtained.

Mr. Barnes

No. After exhaustive consideration I informed the industry in September, 1946, that I could not accept this proposal, and I am sending the hon. Member a copy of my announcement. I have, however, recently circulated proposals for small increases in maximum length for 4-wheeled public service vehicles, specifically required to facilitate standardisation in the home market.

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