HC Deb 24 February 1984 vol 54 cc648-9W
Mr. Speed

asked the Secretary of State for Transport if all European Economic Community countries are observing and enforcing the same rules on lorry and coach drivers' hours and rest periods as the United Kingdom.

Mrs. Chalker

I cannot speak for the Commission or the other member states of the Community on these matters. The Commission is currently reviewing the relevant regulations and will, I understand, make proposals to the Council of Ministers soon for their amendment. I know that the French presidency will give these a high priority and I hope that the outcome will be greater clarity and more flexibility, contributing to more effective enforcement in all member states.