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Lorries: Standards

Volume 485: debated on Wednesday 17 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many prohibitions have been issued to heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) (a) with mechanical defects, (b) that are overweight and (c) where drivers’ hours have been exceeded in each of the last 10 years, broken down by (i) region where the accident took place, (ii) the HGV’s country of origin and (iii) whether the HGV was left or right-hand drive. (242895)

The Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) was formed in April 2003.

The number of prohibitions issued to heavy goods vehicles (a) with mechanical defects, (b) that are overweight and (c) where drivers’ hours have been exceeded since 2003, broken down by (i) region, (ii) heavy goods vehicles country of origin has been placed in the Libraries of the House.

VOSA does not record details of whether a prohibition notice is issued to a left or right-hand drive vehicle.