§ Mr. Leslie Huckfield
asked the Minister of Transport how many lorries and semi-trailers of 44 tons gross vehicle weight are now operating on British roads under special licence.
Mr. Bob Brown
None on ordinary goods-carrying operations.
Abnormal indivisible load-carriers, and new vehicles on the road for test, delivery or repair and laden only with 277W ballast, may exceed the generally applicable weight limits for goods vehicles if they comply with the restrictions laid down in the general or special authorisations covering these vehicles. The total number of vehicles so operating at a gross weight of 44 tons is not known.