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Traffic Commissioners

Volume 507: debated on Monday 15 March 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what the budget of the Office of the Traffic Commissioners is for 2009-10; where each of their offices is; and what powers local authorities have to (a) object to a heavy goods licence being granted by the Commissioners and (b) call for an existing licence to be amended or revoked. (319615)

The budget of the Office of the Traffic Commissioners in 2009-10 is £6.53 million. The Traffic Commissioners have offices based in:

Edinburgh

Eastbourne

Bristol

Birmingham

Warrington

Leeds

Cambridge.

Local authorities' powers to object to heavy goods licences being granted by the commissioners or to call for an existing licence to be amended or revoked are set out in the Goods Vehicles (Licensing of Operators) Act 1995. A copy of the Act has been placed in the Libraries of the House.

The relevant legislation is available to the public and more details can be found at:

www.opsi.gov.uk