HC Deb 15 March 1968 vol 760 cc384-5W
Sir R. Russell

asked the Minister of Transport how the facilities for transporting abnormal indivisible loads by road and rail in Great Britain from factories to ports for export abroad compare with those of our principal competitors in the manufacture and export of this type of equipment, in the light of information available to her Department from international sources.

Mr. John Morris

Most countries impose restrictions on the movement of abnormal indivisible loads by road. Movement by rail is subject to the limitations of rail gauges.

We are not aware of any important differences between the facilities available for transporting these loads in this country and abroad.