Goods Vehicles (Tachographs)

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 15th July 1970.

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Photo of Lieut-Colonel David Mather Lieut-Colonel David Mather , Esher 12:00 am, 15th July 1970

asked the Minister of Transport what is the estimated cost of the introduction of tachographs to monitor drivers' hours as provided for in the Transport Act, 1968.

Photo of Mr John Peyton Mr John Peyton , Yeovil

£30 million for the 650,000 goods vehicles for which tachographs might be required to be fitted if Section 97 of the Act were to be implemented.

Photo of Lieut-Colonel David Mather Lieut-Colonel David Mather , Esher

This would be an excessively costly requirement. Will my right hon. Friend see fit to cancel it?

Photo of Mr John Peyton Mr John Peyton , Yeovil

I have no present intention of introducing a scheme.