§ Mr. Hayman
asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that there are excellent facilities available for the transport of ship propellers to and from Falmouth by sea and that the time factor is many times faster than transport by road; and if he will give an assurance that no permission will be given for transport of these objects by road except in very exceptional circumstances.
§ Mr. Marples
Permission for the movement by road of marine propellers over 14 feet wide is normally given only when the transport of such loads is not practicable by sea. I am aware of the facilities available for the transport of propellers to and from Falmouth by sea. In fact, since July, 1963, I have not had any applications to carry a propeller over 14 feet wide to or from Falmouth by road.