HC Deb 12 October 1976 vol 917 c88W
Mr. Fox

asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether, in view of the recent collapse of two firms of forwarding agents, resulting in losses for over six hundred migrants to Australasia, he will now extend operators' licensing to all firms offering removal services to the general public.

Mr. William Rodgers

No. The operators' licensing system is designed to ensure high standards of lorry operation mainly in the context of road safety. It is not a guarantee to customers against the commercial failure of a business.

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