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Fuel driver hours rules relaxed by government

The rules on fuel tanker drivers' hours have been temporarily relaxed to help the transport of supplies to filling stations.

The news came as the Unite union ruled out a strike over Easter by fuel tanker drivers.

Prime Minister David Cameron said the "whole country will welcome" Unite's announcement.

Responding to a question about a York woman who suffered 40% burns when petrol ignited as she was decanting it in her kitchen, Mr Cameron said the incident was "desperately sad news".

  • 30 Mar 2012
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