§ Mr. Alfred Morris
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations have been received by his Department in favour of tightening controls on road vehicles carrying naphtha, acids and gases; what recent progress has been made in the study of this matter; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Roy Jenkins
Representations to this effect have been received from the fire service, the local authority associations and other bodies, and members of the public. The carriage by road of a 209W number of dangerous substances, including petroleum naphtha, coal-tar naphtha and certain gases, is already subject to statutory control. On the progress being made by the Standing Arvisory Committee on Dangerous Substances, which is considering how best to extend these controls to other substances, I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer which my right hon. Friend the Minister of State gave on 3rd May to a Question by my hon. Friend the Member for Stockport, North.