HC Deb 19 May 1986 vol 98 c27W
44. Mr. David Marshall

asked the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has received on the proposed changes to drivers' hours for goods vehicles; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Peter Bottomley

Operators have welcomed the proposals because of the increased flexibility they would bring. The unions are concerned that more flexible arrangements would be harder to enforce and might lead to increased driver fatigue. After considering all the responses to consultation, we shall soon be laying draft regulations.