HC Deb 07 June 1972 vol 838 cc95-6W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment to what extent Parliament will be able to reject any proposals made by his Department or the European Economic Community on the question of the raising of the axle loads of lorries to 11 tons and the cost of £300 million for the strengthening of the roads and bridges to take these heavier loads.

Mr. Peyton

If any change in axle loadings is eventually required by an EEC directive, it would be made by regulation under the Road Traffic Act, 1972, and would be subject to the negative Order procedure.