HC Deb 17 November 1978 vol 958 c377W
Mr. Clegg

asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether he is satisfied that the regulations for the transport by road of dangerous gases such as hydrogen or natural gas are sufficient to protect the communities through which such vehicles must necessarily travel.

Mr. William Rodgers

The transport by road of hydrogen and natural gas —methane—is controlled by orders made under the Petroleum (Consolidation) Act 1928, which are broadly satisfactory. But the transport of certain other dangerous gases is not at present covered by specific regulations.

I am most concerned that all dangerous goods should be transported as safely as possible. Comprehensive regulations are being prepared by the Health and Safety Executive.