HL Deb 03 November 1995 vol 566 cc179-80WA
The Countess Of Mar

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What are the legal requirements for the safe transport of toxic chemicals such as concentrated organophosphorus sheep dips between—

  1. (a) the manufacturer and the wholesaler/retailer; and
  2. (b) the purchaser and the premises on which the products are to be used.

Asylum decisions and refusals from Polish nationals, 1992–September 1995
Grants of asylum Grants of exceptional leave to remain Total refusals Substantive refusals Third country refusals Paragraph 340 refusals
1992 15 * 10 5
1993 * 55 25 25 5
1994 * 90 60 20 10
1995 (January to September) * 230 155 65 10

Figures rounded to the nearest 5 with * = 1 or 2.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Transport (Viscount Goschen)

The legal requirements in Great Britain covering the safe transport of dangerous goods, including toxic chemicals such as organophosphorus sheep dips, are contained in a number of regulations made under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. They place a wide range of duties for safe transport mainly on those persons consigning dangerous goods for carriage or on the operators of the vehicles being used, although there are some duties placed on drivers of road vehicles carrying dangerous goods. The main regulations affecting the transport of toxic chemicals are:

  • The Road Traffic (Carriage of Dangerous Substances in Road Tankers and Tank Containers) Regulations 1992;
  • The Road Traffic (Carriage of Dangerous Substances in Packages etc.) Regulations 1992;
  • The Road Traffic (Training of Drivers of Vehicles Carrying Dangerous Goods) Regulations 1992;
  • The Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail Regulations 1994;
  • The Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road and Rail (Classification, Packaging and Labelling) Regulations 1994.

These regulations include requirements for the placarding and supervision of the vehicle, for the packaging and labelling of the goods, for driver training and for the driver to have written information as to the dangers of the substances being carried in the vehicle.

The regulations are reviewed in the light of changes to international recommendations, developments in technology and practical experience.