HC Deb 27 January 1971 vol 810 cc124-5W
78. Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will give a report of his intensification of the enforcement checks being made on major construction sites of the continued and persistent use of unlicensed, uninsured and dangerous tipping lorries; and as many of these are being used on borough council clearance sites, if he will seek legislative powers to ensure that that local authorities do not use such lorries which are illegally on the public highways for council work.

Mr. Eldon Griffiths

The number of such vehicles appears to have been substantially reduced but the position is not constant, and our intensified checks will continue. I am sure that local authorities do not knowingly use or allow to be used such vehicles on work for which they are responsible.

I see no need for further legislation.