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Transport: Heavy Goods Vehicles

Volume 694: debated on Wednesday 25 July 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What contribution they are making to the European Commission secure European truck parking operational services project; and what expectations they have of establishing common and high standards for both the security of goods moved around the European Union and the well-being of hauliers and truck drivers throughout the European Union. [HL4993]

The Department for Transport and the Highways Agency are working together to develop policies that aim to improve existing and encourage new parking and resting facilities for heavy goods vehicle drivers.

Although the department is not a formal partner in the European Commission project, the department will comment on the proposed draft standards to ensure consistent and high standards of facilities for the haulage industry.