HC Deb 31 January 1973 vol 849 cc399-400W
42. Mr. Simon Mahon

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will take action to ensure that tankers on British roads are coloured to denote various types of dangerous loads, caustic soda and acids, to enable greater safety on these roads and in towns where these lorries are parked; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Lane

Regulations under the Petroleum (Consolidation) Act 1928 already provide for the distinctive marking of tankers carrying petroleum spirit, other inflammable liquids and corrosive substances by road. These controls are being systematically extended to other classes of dangerous substances.