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Lorries: Licensing

Volume 502: debated on Monday 14 December 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport for each year from 1997 to date, how many operating licences for road hauliers have been extant; and how many vehicles were registered under such licences in each year. (306959)

The figures are contained in the Traffic Commissioners’ Annual Report and are:

Licences

Vehicle

1998-99

111,119

401,165

1999-2000

110,067

397,193

2000-01

105,455

392,299

2001-02

105,218

409,836

2002-03

102,828

410,653

2003-04

102,946

407,456

2004-05

101,857

396,203

2005-06

99,889

368,200

2006-07

99,794

371,522

2007-08

98,469

381,109

2008-09

95,436

362,706

Figures for 1997-98 are not available as they were recorded in a different format.