We are dealing with section 15 and my amendment to the Minister's amendment. The Minister indicated that the squad of transport officers he would have at his disposal might be deployed on a regional basis concentrating on different areas. I prefer my version of the amendment with specified dates and hours. The Minister, whether advertently or inadvertently, mentioned that he would not have the resources available to him for that eventuality. That is what inspired fear in the hauliers and gave rise to them making strong representations to ensure there would be an efficient, full-time group or squad of officers dealing with enforcement.
As I said before Question Time, one association felt so strongly about this that they were prpared to collect annual subscriptions to pay for it. This would not be desirable. There is an obligation on us, on the Minister and his Department to carry out enforcement efficiently. The Minister's amendment indicates a desire to do that but the framework is not as good as the one I suggest. I would add that whatever day the Minister chooses to nominate as day one of this effort, he will probably have difficulties. We adverted to this before Question Time. There was what I would call a grey area which this Bill is designed to clear up. There will be a problem of adjustment as there will also be in the business in general with regard to supply and demand. But an efficient, effective and full time transport officers squad is needed when they go all out in their campaign. That of course would be a matter for the Minister to decide. That is my amendment to the amendment.