HC Deb 11 November 1970 vol 806 cc183-4W
58. Mr. Farr

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if, in view of the difficulties facing the smaller bus companies which are privately operated when the limitation on drivers' working hours comes into effect, he will seek to change the limitation to one on the number of hours of daily driving rather than the number of hours of daily work.

Mr. Peyton

I am reviewing the drivers' hours requirements generally. Evidence received from the bus operators' Associations shows that the present restrictions have hampered services and that substantial relaxations are necessary in the interests of the travelling public. I shall consult both sides of the industry about any changes.