Public Service Vehicles (Conditions of Fitness) Regulations

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 18th December 1957.

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Mr. Gresham Cooke:

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation when the Public Service Vehicles (Conditions of Fitness) Regulations under the Road Traffic Act, 1930, will be issued; and to what extent such revised Regulations will be in accordance with the last draft of the proposed regulations submitted to the road passenger transport associations last year.

Photo of Mr Harold Watkinson Mr Harold Watkinson , Woking

Following the comments made on the last draft, I have in mind to make some changes in the Regulations.

I am also considering including amendments to facilitate the use of utility vehicles as rural buses. I shall issue the consolidated Regulations as soon as possible.

Mr. Gresham Cooke:

Will my right hon. Friend bear in mind that the commercial motor show will be held next September and that bus building firms wish to finalise their designs? If the issue of these Regulations is held up by having to make Regulations for the twelve-seater small bus, perhaps my right hon. Friend will consider issuing the main Regulations ahead of the others?

Photo of Mr Harold Watkinson Mr Harold Watkinson , Woking

I will certainly consider that, but I hope now to issue the consolidated Regulations quite quickly.