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Volume 474: debated on Tuesday 1 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans she has to implement the findings of the recently published study by her Department of trials of longer, heavier vehicles. (190170)

The report of the study is due to be published shortly. Its purpose is to inform policy making rather than to advise on whether to allow trials. At present, we have no plans to introduce longer or heavier vehicles.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many miles were travelled by heavy goods vehicles in England in each of the last five years. (197534)

The following table provides the total distance travelled by heavy goods vehicles in England from 2002 to 2006.

Heavy Goods Vehicles (billion vehicle miles)

2002

15.3

2003

15.4

2004

15.8

2005

15.6

2006

15.6