§ Mr. Teddy Taylor
asked the Secretary of State for Transport what effect the EEC regulations on drivers' hours will have on road haulage costs in Scotland; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. William Rodgers,
pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 5th December 1977; Vol. 940, c. 502], gave the following information:
The effect on costs cannot easily be quantified, but the staged programme of implementation of Regulation 543/69 over three years from 1st January 1978 is being negotiated with the needs of remote areas of Scotland and other parts of the United Kingdom very much in mind.