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Heavy Goods Vehicles

Volume 489: debated on Friday 20 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the proportion of heavy goods vehicles on UK roads which were registered (a) in the UK, (b) elsewhere in the EU and (c) outside the EU in 2007-08. (265129)

The number of heavy goods vehicles newly registered in Great Britain in 2007 and 2008 were as follows:

Number of heavy goods vehicles newly registered in Great Britain

Thousand

2007

47

2008

53

The Department for Transport does not hold statistics regarding vehicle registrations outside of Great Britain.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many miles he estimates heavy goods vehicles registered (a) in and (b) outside the UK have travelled on roads in the UK in each year since 1997. (265385)

I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 25 February 2009, Official Report, column 857W.