§ Mr. Edwin Wainwright
asked the Minister of Transport if he will give details of the advice and financial aid he has offered to local authorities in the South Yorkshire area on the disposal of unwanted vehicles, including buses, to enable them to comply with the provisions of the Civic Amenities Act.
Mr. Bob Brown
The Department gave advice on the removal and disposal of all types of abandoned motor vehicle in two Circulars dated 24th August, 1967 and 7th February, 1968. These were addressed to all the local authorities concerned and I am sending copies to my hon. Friend. No specific financial aid has been given to local authorities, but the removal and disposal charges imposed by the Removal and Disposal of Vehicle Regulations, 1968 are intended to make the service financially self-supporting. If 97W my hon. Friend has in mind any particular problem in South Yorkshire, perhaps he would let me know of it.