HC Deb 21 July 1959 vol 609 cc113-4W
Mr. Ernest Davies

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation how many three-wheeled farm tractors, which, under the provisions of the Finance Bill, will be able to use the roads with a loaded transport box, are at present registered in this country; and what arrangements he proposes to make to ensure that they are not used in a way which will endanger the safety of other road users.

Mr. R. Nugent

I am very glad of this opportunity to correct what I said on this subject during the Report stage of the Finance Bill. Clause 11 of the Bill as drafted does in fact prevent the use on roads of a three-wheeled tractor fitted with a loaded transport box. All tractors so used must have four wheels of which the rear pair must be at least four feet apart.

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