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Roadside portable loos planned for lorry drivers delayed by Brexit checks | Brexit

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Junior minister says facilities planned in Kent and elsewhere to minimise impact on drivers. The government is to install portable toilets on roads in Kent for lorry drivers whose journeys could be delayed for up to two days in the event of traffic congestion post-Brexit. Rachel Maclean, a parliamentary undersecretary of state in the Department for Transport , said sanitary facilities would also be provided on roadsides elsewhere in the country. Government modelling suggests that in the reasonable worst-case scenario there could be queues of up to 7,000 trucks as a result of new checks and controls in Dover and Calais. Maclean told MPs on Wednesday: “We have detailed plans that we’ve worked ...

Roadside portable loos planned for lorry drivers delayed by Brexit checks | Brexit | The Guardian

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Junior minister says facilities planned in Kent and elsewhere to minimise impact on drivers Portable toilets in a field. The haulage industry has been lobbying for toilet and shower facilities for drivers. Photograph: Ian Forsyth/Getty Images Portable toilets in a field. The haulage industry has been lobbying for toilet and shower facilities for drivers. Photograph: Ian Forsyth/Getty Images Wed 14 Oct 2020 13.30 BST Last modified on Wed 14 Oct 2020 22.33 BST The government is to install portable toilets on roads in Kent for lorry drivers whose journeys could be delayed for up to two days in the event of traffic congestion post-Brexit. Rachel Maclean, a parliamentary undersecretary of state i...

MPs reject attempts to strengthen post-Brexit fishing protections | Politics

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Fisheries bill amendments on sustainable quotas and banning of supertrawlers defeated...