HC Deb 12 November 1979 vol 973 cc459-60W
Mr. John Mackay

asked the Minister of Transport if any special consideration will be given to vehicles based on the Scottish Islands with regard to the tachograph regulation.

Mr. Fowler

No exemption is provided in the EEC tachograph regulation for vehicles based on these islands, and the United Kingdom cannot make such an exemption unilaterally. I am, however, considering what can be done within the regulation to deal with the special problems which implementation of the regulations will present to island-based vehicles.