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Motor Vehicles: Registration

Volume 458: debated on Monday 26 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport for what reasons estimates of the number of foreign registered vehicles on UK roads are not available, as referred to in the answer of 9 January 2006, Official Report, column 28W, on vehicle registration. (129293)

Estimates of the number of foreign registered vehicles on UK roads are not available because comprehensive data of this nature are not collected.

However, an estimate of the number of foreign registered heavy goods vehicles entering GB is available from an ad-hoc survey undertaken in 2003. The report entitled “Foreign Vehicle activity in GB in 2003” was placed in the House of Commons Library and is also available online at:

http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/statistics/datatablespublications/freight/foreignvehicle/coll_surveyofforeignvehicleactiv/surveyofforeignvehicleactivi5130.