HC Deb 12 July 1973 vol 859 cc390-1W
21. Mr. Sydney Chapman

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will seek additional powers in proposed legislation governing the control and use of liquid gas and other highly flammable liquids, with particular reference to carriage in private and commercial vehicles.

Mr. Lane

Under the Petroleum (Consolidation) Act 1928 powers are already available to regulate the marking, construction and operation of vehicles used to convey inflammable liquids and liquefied gases by road. In addition, the Government propose, under forthcoming legislation, to introduce comprehensive controls over the manufacture, storage and use of such substances in all forms of employment.