HC Deb 11 May 1973 vol 856 c214W
Mr. Bradley

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the responsibilities and powers his Department has for planning or implementing action to reduce the risks of road accidents to vehicles carrying corrosive substances and other dangerous chemicals causing spillages which may pollute watercourses used for public water supply abstraction, or the supply of water to farms or industry.

Mr. Lane

Under the powers contained in Section 6 of the Petroleum (Consolidation) Act 1928, as applied to corrosive and other dangerous substances by Order in Council under Section 19 of the Act, regulations may be made to protect persons or property from danger in connection with the conveyance of such substances by road.