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Draft Goods Vehicles (International Road Transport Permits and Haulage Within the EU) Regulations 2024

Debated on Monday 29 April 2024

The Committee consisted of the following Members:

Chair: Graham Stringer

Blomfield, Paul (Sheffield Central) (Lab)

† Costa, Alberto (South Leicestershire) (Con)

† Esterson, Bill (Sefton Central) (Lab)

† Evans, Dr Luke (Bosworth) (Con)

† Fletcher, Katherine (South Ribble) (Con)

† Hart, Sally-Ann (Hastings and Rye) (Con)

† Kniveton, Kate (Burton) (Con)

† Mills, Nigel (Amber Valley) (Con)

† Mohindra, Mr Gagan (South West Hertfordshire) (Con)

† Morrissey, Joy (Lord Commissioner of His Majesty's Treasury)

Newlands, Gavin (Paisley and Renfrewshire North) (SNP)

† Opperman, Guy (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport)

Smith, Cat (Lancaster and Fleetwood) (Lab)

Stevenson, John (Carlisle) (Con)

Tarry, Sam (Ilford South) (Lab)

† Western, Andrew (Stretford and Urmston) (Lab)

† Yasin, Mohammad (Bedford) (Lab)

Stella-Maria Gabriel, Committee Clerk

† attended the Committee

Third Delegated Legislation Committee

Monday 29 April 2024

[Graham Stringer in the Chair]

Draft Goods Vehicles (International Road Transport Permits and Haulage Within the EU) Regulations 2024

I beg to move,

That the Committee has considered the draft Goods Vehicles (International Road Transport Permits and Haulage Within the EU) Regulations 2024.

These regulations are necessary to ensure that the UK upholds a key part of the UK-EU trade and co-operation agreement, thereby ensuring that the movement of goods and trade can continue to take place between the UK and EU. They also ensure that the UK’s bilateral agreements are properly reflected in legislation. They support the UK haulage industry by discouraging undercutting by cheaper foreign operators. I commend them to the Committee.

It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Stringer. I am very happy to support the Government in these important regulations, which give great support to the UK’s haulage industry and international trading prospects. I look forward to the Minister’s response to my short speech.

Committee rose.