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Road Haulage

Volume 465: debated on Tuesday 23 October 2007

11. To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress is being made in reducing road haulage tonnage. (159774)

Strong growth in the economy means that the total tonnage of road freight has not reduced. Government policy is to encourage sustainable freight movements that make best use of all modes, including road. Progress is such that growth in road freight is now at a slower rate than economic growth.