HL Deb 09 February 1981 vol 417 cc125-6WA
Lord O'Hagan

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What action they propose to take as a result of the Report of the Inquiry into Lorries, People and the Environment and whether they will make a statement.

The Earl of Avon

My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Transport said in another place on 27th February that the issues in this report had not yet been considered by Ministers and no decisions had been taken. The Government have very much in mind the concern of our vehicle and trailer manufacturers about the harmful effects on the industry of uncertainty regarding possible changes in the weight regulations and we will come to decisions as soon as we reasonably can. In doing so, the Government will take full account of the views that have already been expressed and of any further representations that may be made up until mid-March.

House adjourned at eight minutes before eleven o'clock.