§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he is aware that by January, 1976, regulations affecting hours of drivers of passenger and foreign operators in all transport undertakings will be affected, including the necessity of having two drivers on journeys of 280 miles in one day; and what is the up-to-date estimate of the cost of these changes to industry, originally given as £100 million a year.
§ Mr. Peyton
In this country the relevant EEC Regulation only effectively imposes a daily mileage limit on drivers of articulated goods vehicles over 20 tons gross. There is no requirement for two drivers on any journey. It is premature to estimate the cost of changes which will not take effect for 3½ years.