asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if his attention has been called to the danger caused by the carriage of vitriol and petrol by road; and if, in view of recent accidents, he will make regulations as to the carriage of vitriol and petrol by road similar to those applying to carriage by rail?
I have been asked to reply. The conveyance of petrol by road is controlled by Regulations made under the Petroleum Act. My right hon. Friend understands that, in spite of the dangerous nature of vitriol few accidents have been caused during its conveyance, but the conveyance by road of dangerous substances including vitriol is receiving attention.