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No new road/ rail plans

31st July 1970, Page 22
31st July 1970
Page 22
Page 22, 31st July 1970 — No new road/ rail plans
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Which of the following most accurately describes the problem?

• The Minister of Transport after announcing his decision not to implement the quantity licensing provisions of the 1968 Transport Act, was last week urged to make alternative proposals for diverting heavy traffic from road to rail.

But Mr Peyton told the MP who put forward the idea in the Commons, Mr T. G. Bradley (Labour, Leicester North East), that the previous government's White Paper on the transport of frieght made it clear that quantity licensing was not intended to be a means of diverting traffic to rail uneconomically.

He had no reason to think that traffic would not be carried by rail where this was economic and efficient, said Mr Peyton.

Shunt work talks

• The Road Haulage Association is to seek talks with the Ministry of Transport over ways of overcoming administrative difficulties which arise from the Transport Act 1968 when hauliers wish to employ each other's drivers on a reciprocal basis on shunt work.

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