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Dover services

13th August 1992
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Which of the following most accurately describes the problem?

• The Dover Harbour Board is considering plans to convert its import freight area, which has parking space for 500 trucks, into a truck services area after border controls cease on 1 January next year. The truck services area would operate as a concession and there would continue to be free parking.

Recycling push

iii Waste carriers are likely to see their costs rise with the introduction of a "green tax" designed to encourage more recycling. The tax, as much as noo a year, will be applied to licensed tip operators, and will increase the cost of dumping waste from 1 April 1993.

Year early • From October production, Scania's 9, 11 and 14-litre engines will meet the new Euro 1 emissions standards which come into effect from 1 October next year. For further details see CM next week.

Book work

• LGV driving tests could include much more theory by 1996, including questions on causes of accidents and possibily written tests, says the Driving Standards Agency. The DSA has sent a consultation paper on new test procedures to more than 140 interested organisations, and will base changes on the responses.

Credit meeting

• Elliot, Wolfe and Rose has been named as advising accountants to assist in the convening of a meeting of Unit 91 creditors on 9 September.

Speedy freight

The Department of Transport has announced that British Rail's high-speed rail link to the Channel Tunnel will be designed to carry freight as well as passengers. The decision follows consultation with MPs, local authorities and other organisations.

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