§ 78. Mr. Goodhew
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he is satisfied with the working of the Heavy Commercial Vehicles (Controls and Regulation) Act 1973 in the light of Circular 128/73.
§ Dr. Gilbert
Following that circular, more advice has been issued by the Department from time to time. The announcement I made to the House on 22nd January—[Vol. 903, c. 545–6]—about national routes for lorries referred also to the implications for local lorry plans. I am satisfied that local authorities are well briefed on the matter, and it is they who carry the responsibility for action on the 1973 Act.