HC Deb 03 May 1966 vol 727 c93W
Mr. Gregory

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made by the Committee on the Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Substances by Road; what proposals he will make on labelling procedures for packages and containers and the suitable and clear marking of carrying vehicles; which substances and liquids have been listed as hazardous goods for carriage by road in the interest of other road users and public safety in general and will thus be subject to any proposed regulations; and if he will make a statement.

Miss Bacon

Following the decision of the Standing Advisory Committee on Dangerous Substances to deal first with dangerous inflammable liquids, a technical sub-committee has now identified over 200 of these substances and has prepared proposals for the labelling of the packages and containers and for the marking of the vehicles in which they are carried by road. Statutory Instruments giving effect to these proposals are now being drafted and will be submitted for the consideration of the Committee and of other interested bodies as soon as possible. The substances concerned are inflammable liquids with a flash-point below 73°F.