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Heavy Goods Vehicles

Volume 984: debated on Wednesday 14 May 1980

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asked the Minister of Transport by how much his Department proposes to increase the percentage of road building expenditure attributed solely to heavy goods vehicles in the road traffic cost calculation, in view of his Department's estimate that the cost of new roads has to be increased by 5 per cent. solely to cope with the increased damaging effect of heavy lorry axle loads.

asked the Minister of Transport if he will publish an analysis by gross weight category of fatal heavy goods vehicle accidents recorded for 1979 in the statistics supplied by those police forces now recording such accidents according to gross vehicle weight.

I regret that this information is not yet available: it is anticipated that detailed analysis of the 1979 road accidents data will be possible nearer the end of the year.