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Transport: Heavy Goods Vehicles

Volume 685: debated on Wednesday 25 October 2006

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether, in calculating the cost of road damage, they take into account overloading of the axles of heavy goods vehicles, including those registered abroad.[HL7752]

For roads, the cost of road damage by overloaded heavy goods vehicle is not calculated separately from the cost of the overall road maintenance. Funds for road maintenance in England are related to the actual road condition and this will be a reflection of the deterioration caused by all vehicles.