§ Mr. Shersby
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what consideration is being given by his Department to the harmonisation of heavy vehicle regulations between the EEC and the United Kingdom.
§ Mr. Mulley
My Department is currently involved in the negotiation of harmonised technical standards for motor vehicles in the EEC. Many of the standards, though not all, are relevant to heavy vehicles. I have, however, made it clear that we cannot accept the Community's proposals on weight and dimensions for heavy goods vehicles.