Transport: Oxygen

Department for Transport written question – answered on 20th October 2014.

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Photo of Cathy Jamieson Cathy Jamieson Shadow Minister (Treasury)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when regulations governing transportation of oxygen cylinders in private vehicles were last reviewed; and what plans his Department has for future such reviews.

Photo of Claire Perry Claire Perry Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Private vehicles are currently exempted from regulations regarding the transport of dangerous goods.

Regulations regarding the transport of dangerous goods are under constant review, negotiated under a United Nations agreement and are updated on a biennial basis, the last update was adopted in 2013 and the next is due to be adopted in 2015.

Review of applicable exemptions often features in negotiations and is the subject of a working paper raised by Switzerland to be discussed at the next meeting to take place over the period 3rd to 7th November 2014 in Geneva (see http://www.unece.org/fileadmin/DAM/trans/doc/2014/dgwp15/ECE-TRANS-WP15-2014-10e.pdf).

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