HC Deb 03 May 1983 vol 42 cc17-8W
Sir Peter Mills

asked the Secretary of State for Transport, in view of the difficulty agricultural cattle hauliers have over the length of drivers' working hours, if he will review the application of drivers' hours legislation to them.

Mr. Eyre

The transport of live animals from farms to local markets and vice versa is subject only to domestic rules which give little difficulty. Other cattle transport is subject to the European Community drivers' hours regulation, which is under review. In this review I am pressing, as a matter of priority, for greater flexibility in the way the total weekly driving hours may be used.