Foreign Lorries (Regulation)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Environment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th January 1973.

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Photo of Mr John Peyton Mr John Peyton , Yeovil 12:00 am, 24th January 1973

There can be no disagreement about the last part of my hon. Friend's supplementary question. We are bound by two international conventions setting out rules which allow foreign vehicles to cross international borders as long as they fit in with minimum requirements. They do so without complying with national requirements. We try to set a high standard. It is my intention to influence others to follow it in due course. In the meantime, if a vehicle is positively dangerous it is open to the police to take action.