§ Mr. Key
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if Scammel Commander tank transporters loaded with Challenger I and Challenger II tanks meet the regulatory 259W requirements in (a) Holland and (b) Germany; how many infringements have been reported in 1998; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Doug Henderson
[holding answer 8 December 1998]: Formal clearance is sought from both the Dutch and German authorities when moving these vehicles along specified routes and at agreed times. There have been no infringements of the requirements.