Seat concessions fold
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THE Department of Transport is considering ending a concession which has allowed folding courier seats in coaches to escape the normal safety standards, but is prepared to reconsider the question in the light of any representations.
This promise was made in the Commons by Junior Transport Minister Kenneth Clarke who pointed-out that seats intended for the use of coach passengers in this country, including courier, had to comply with the Public Services Vehicles (Conditions of Fitness Equipment and Use) Regulations of 1972.
But folding seats which did not meet normal safety standards could still be carried as long as they were clearly marked "not for use in the United Kingdom".