§ Mr. Allen McKay
asked the Minister of Transport if he will seek to exempt from tachograph legislation vehicles which are used only for internal transport together with builders' vehicles which are only used for local transport to and from local building sites.
§ Mr. Fowler
[pursuant to his reply, 7 November 1980, c. 706]: The relevant Community regulations do not apply to vehicles which are not used on public roads, or to vehicles with a maximum permissible weight not exceeding 3.5 tonnes. I imagine that many builders' vehicles used for local delivery would fall within the latter category, but a general exemption could be achieved only by an amendment to the regulations under the normal Community legislative procedures, and there is no prospect of this in the near future.