§ Sir Bernard Braine
asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether he will now introduce legislation to require all road tankers carrying hazardous chemicals and liquified gases to follow specified safe routes and to park only in specified safe areas, and which will make the Hazchem scheme mandatory.
§ Mr. William Rodgers
Local authorities already have powers to control the routeing and parking of such tankers, and to provide off-street parking places. Statutory controls over parking of dangerous goods vehicles will be extended in the comprehensive regulations now being prepared by the Health and Safety Executive. I hope to introduce tanker labelling regulations, incorporating the Hazchem code, very soon.