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Tory peer wants 44-ton ban

30th October 1970
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Keywords : Truck, Politics

• Peers are following the example of MPs in taking. an increasing interest in road transport matters.

In the House of Lords next month. Lord Albermarle (Conservative) is to call for a ban on the introduction of 44-ton lorries"in view of the danger to following cars caused by the obstruction of vision".

He is also to ask the Government to take steps to bar heavy vehicles from entering narrow village streets "bordered by ancient cottages whose windows are penetrated by diesel fumes".

Labour peer Lord Ardwick will ask when the annual noise check on heavy lorries, announced by the previous Government, is to be introduced, and a crossbencher, Lord Killearn, will suggest that it should be made an offence for commercial vehicles over a certain size to break down on any main road.

As reported in CM August 7, a number of questions on road transport were tabled by MPs before going on holiday. Some will be answered by Mr Peyton, Minister for Transport Industries, while other, more wide-ranging, have been transferred from Mr Peyton to Mr Walker in his new role as Secretary of State for the Environment.


Organisations: House of Lords
People: Peyton, Walker

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