0 licence changes for foreign operators
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• The Goods Vehicles (Operators' Licences) (Temporary Use in Great Britain) (Amendment) Regulations 1970 were laid before Parliament last week by Mr John Peyton, Minister for Transport Industries. These Regulations will exempt hauliers from Belgium, Hungary and Norway from the need to obtain operators' licences so soon as the bilateral road haulage agreements which have been concluded with those countries come into force. None of the agreements allows hauliers from the countries concerned to engage in domestic transport within the United Kingdom. The agreements with Belgium and Norway are completely liberal; that with Hungary requires hauliers to obtain permits within an annual quota, the level of which should be quite adequate for the needs of British operators. Reciprocal arrangements apply in each case to British hauliers.
The Regulations also make some minor drafting amendments to the Goods Vehicles (Operators' Licences) (Temporary Use in Great Britain) Regulations 1970. The Regulations came into operation generally on 11 December. The dates when the special provisions will come into force for vehicles from Belgium, Hungary and Norway will be announced later.