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Lorries: Axle Weights

Volume 475: debated on Friday 16 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) UK registered and (b) non-UK registered vehicles have been check-weighed since 2003. (206046)

Since 2003, the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) has check-weighed 169,848 UK-registered vehicles and 42,907 non-UK registered vehicles.

These figures can be broken down into the following:

UK HGV

PSV

1LGV

Non-UK HGV

PSV

2007-08

15,267

257

6,237

10,165

112

2006-07

15,380

157

6,050

9,891

50

2005-06

26,802

183

9,033

8,110

97

2004-05

31,082

276

8,821

7,935

67

2003-04

41,731

264

8,308

6,401

79

1 VOSA does not differentiate LGV weighings between UK and non-UK, since there are very few of the latter.