HC Deb 02 February 1965 vol 705 cc278-9W
Commander Courtney

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions have taken place to date in respect of contravention of the Motor Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1963; and how many offences have been reported under this Regulation concerning the transport of dangerous chemicals.

Mr. George Thomas

I regret that information as to the total number of prosecutions under these Regulations is not separately available.

The Regulations do not create any offences in respect of transport of dangerous chemicals as such. Nor do the available statistics show to what extent those prosecuted under the Regulations were in fact conveying dangerous chemicals. During 1963 there was one prosecution under the Explosives Act 1875, in this field; there were also three prosecutions that year under the Petroleum (Consolidation) Act, 1928, and four during 1964.