HC Deb 16 November 1960 vol 630 cc44-5W
Mr. Speir

asked the Minister of Transport what consideration he has given to the request by manufacturers and operators of public service vehicles, a copy of which has been sent to him by the hon. Member for Hexham, that the maximum dimensions of these vehicles be brought up to the limits generally in force on the Continent.

Mr. Marples

After consulting the Departmental Committee on Road Safety I have decided to circulate to interested organisations for comment a proposal to raise the maximum permitted width of public service vehicles from 8 ft. to 8 ft. 2½ in., and their maximum length from 30 ft. to 36 ft. This measure, if adopted, would bring these limits into line with those generally prevailing on the Continent.