HC Deb 22 December 1988 vol 144 c461W
Mr. Thorne

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what progress is being made towards the harmonisation of vehicle controls on mechanical excavators in use within the European Community in the interests of operator safety.

Mr. Cope

Between now and 1992 European standards will be prepared to support the harmonisation of safety requirements for all machinery including excavators. No decision has been made within the European Community as to the inclusion of vehicle controls.