HC Deb 29 February 1956 vol 549 c133W
100. Mr. R. Bell

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation why he authorised the transport by road during February from Newcastle-on-Tyne to Shellhaven on the Thames Estuary of a load 150 feet long and weighing 50 tons, which took nine days on its journey.

Mr. Watkinson

No special authorisation was required for the movement of this load. It came within the limits laid down in the Motor Vehicles (Authorisation of Special Types) General Order, 1955, and could legally be moved in compliance with the conditions prescribed in that Order.