HC Deb 07 April 1967 vol 744 cc93-4W
Sir R. Russell

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he proposes to introduce safety regulations governing the transport by road of dangerous chemicals such as phosgene and chlorine gases and liquid oxygen.

Mr. Roy Jenkins

On the recommendations of the Standing Advisory Committee on Dangerous Substances, regulations have been prepared dealing with the conveyance by road of over 200 inflammable liquids, and I hope to make these soon. There is a wide range of substances to be considered, and the Committee has found it necessary to deal with them in an order of priority. The need for controls over the carriage by road of liquid and compressed gases will be considered, but I cannot yet say when regulations dealing with them may be made.