HC Deb 25 January 1971 vol 810 cc41-2W
Mr. Leslie Huckfield

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what are the regulations governing the operation of continental lorries of more than 32 tons gross vehicle weight on United Kingdom roads; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. John Peyton

The Motor Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1969 set a gross weight limit of 32 tons. This limit, which applies equally to British and foreign vehicles, may be exceeded subject to special conditions where abnormal indivisible loads are carried.

I am considering whether further steps should be taken to prevent infringement of the limit by foreign vehicles and hope to make a statement soon.