§ Mr. Gourlay
asked the Minister of Transport if, when he reviews the conditions to be met before he authorises the conveyance of heavy and cumbersome loads by road, he will consider that such vehicles will only be permitted to travel on roads other than motorways between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., especially during the peak traffic months of May to September, inclusive.
§ Mr. Marples
Article 24 of the Motor Vehicles (Authorisation of Special Types) General Order, 1962, gives the police power to control the time of movement of abnormal loads on all roads. I consider that this is the best arrangement. In the case of very large loads, that is loads over 20 ft. wide, over 90 ft. long or over 150 tons gross weight, I impose a condition prohibiting movement over Bank Holiday periods and during summer week-ends.