§ Mr. Leslie Huckfield
asked the Minister of Transport whether his Department will consider allowing the raising of heavy goods vehicle gross weights to 44 tons and lengths to 15½ metres to carry 30-ton containers; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Marsh
On weights, I have nothing at present to add to the Answer I gave my hon. Friend on 3rd March.
The overall length limit of articulated vehicles was increased to 15 metres last 166W year. This permits carriage of containers of the maximum international standard length of 40 feet. I have no plans for any further increase.—[Vol. 799, c. 16.]