§ Mr. Peel
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has yet received reports from the working parties which have been investigating the problem of the transport of inflammable substances by road and the special marking of road tankers containing dangerous substances; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Mr. George Thomas
A working party on the marking of road tank vehicles 265W has drafted a voluntary scheme of marking, but consideration of its introduction has been deferred pending the outcome of international negotiations on this and related matters. On the general question of the carriage of dangerous goods by road I would refer the hon. Member to the reply which I gave to the hon. Member for Newcastle-upon-Tyne, North (Mr. R. W. Elliott) and to my hon. Friend the Member for Gateshead, West (Mr. Randall) on 4th February.