HC Deb 20 May 1968 vol 765 cc30-1W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware of the delays incurred in re-licensing vehicles for road tax purposes; and if he will seek powers to have such re-licensing done centrally.

Mr. Bob Brown

So far as we are aware, there is no general or unreasonable delay by licensing authorities. Our intention to introduce legislation to provide for centralisation has already been announced.

Under Road Traffic Act 1960 Under Transport Bill* European limits under Draft EEC regulations
Daily limits, maximum hours
Continuous duty without break
Hours of Driving 11 9 9
(10) (10 twice a week)
Hours of Work 11 11 13
Length of Working Day 14 11 13
Daily rest period, minimum hours 10 11 11
(10 twice a week)
Weekly limits, maximum hours 77 60 54
Days off per week, minimum 1
(1 per fortnight for stage bus drivers)
* Items in brackets refer to the interim arrangements proposed.