Lorries (Inflammablematter).

Oral Answers to Questions — Palestine. – in the House of Commons on 18th September 1940.

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Photo of Mr Rhys Davies Mr Rhys Davies , Westhoughton

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that two children were burnt to death recently on the main road in Platt Bridge, Wigan, through a barrel of inflammable liquid falling off a lorry and bursting into flames; and will he take steps to see that lorry owners shall be compelled in future to exercise greater care in loading their vehicles?

Photo of Sir John Reith Sir John Reith , Southampton

Statutory regulations require loads on motor vehicles to be properly secured; the enforcement of the regulations is a matter for the police I understand that in this case proceedings were taken against the driver for driving his lorry with an insecure load, but the Court dismissed the charge.