HC Deb 08 May 1968 vol 764 cc74-5W
56. Mr. Dobson

asked the Minister of Transport how many special smoke checks have been carried out on the hilly sections of trunk roads to and from the City of Bristol; how this figure compares with those of three years ago; how many lorries have been stopped and cautioned; and what follow-up procedure exists under his regulations to check offenders.

Mr. Bob Brown

Each lorry stopped at a roadside check because it is emitting excessive smoke is prohibited from being used or the roads until the defect has been remedied. The vehicle must be passed tit by one of our examiners at a re-inspection.Following are the figures:

1964 1967
Number of special smoke checks 27 7
Number of lorries inspected 1009 303
Number of prohibitions imposed because of emission of excessive smoke:
(a) immediate prohibitions 2 2
(b) delayed prohibitions 1007 301