Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road Regulations

House of Lords written question – answered on 11th February 2004.

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Photo of Earl Attlee Earl Attlee Conservative

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether the proposed changes to the Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road Regulations affecting gas oil are required by reason of the flammability or the toxicity of the fuel.

Photo of Lord Davies of Oldham Lord Davies of Oldham Deputy Chief Whip (House of Lords), HM Household, Captain of the Queen's Bodyguard of the Yeomen of the Guard (HM Household) (Deputy Chief Whip, House of Lords)

The changes relate to the flammability of the fuel. Gas oil with a flash point of not more than 61C is currently regulated by the Carriage of Dangerous Goods (Classification, Packaging and Labelling) Regulations 1996 as a class 3 flammable liquid. Proposed new Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of Transportable Pressure Equipment Regulations 2004 will deem gas oil with a flash point not more than 100C to be a substance of class 3 flammable liquid.

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