HC Deb 08 July 1981 vol 8 cc156-7W
Mr. John Garrett

asked the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many hazardous substances have to be identified on road tankers or other road vehicles; how his Department is notified of new additions to the list of hazardous substances; and if he is satisfied with those arrangements;

(2) what controls exist on the carriage of hazardous substances by road by foreign registered vehicles.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

At present, the Hazardous Substances (Labelling of Road Tankers) Regulations 1978 list about 400 substances that have to be identified on road tankers. Under new regulations on the carriage of dangerous substances by road in road tankers and tank containers, which we shall shortly be laying before Parliament, it will be possible for this list to be amended by the Health and Safety Executive from time to time.

All foreign vehicles carrying dangerous substances entering the United Kingdom must comply with the requirements of the European agreement concerning the international carriage of dangerous goods by road—ADR.