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Transport: Heavy Goods Vehicles

Volume 703: debated on Tuesday 8 July 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answer by Lord Bassam of Brighton on 24 June (cols. WA 242-43), from which countries the 22 per cent of foreign heavy goods vehicles found to have prohibitable defects in 2006 came from. [HL4573]

The Vehicle and Operator Services Agency carried out prohibitions on vehicles registered in the following countries in 2006: Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Czech Republic, Northern Ireland, Lithuania, Hungary, Portugal, Slovakia, Turkey, Slovenia, Romania, Austria, Latvia, Bulgaria, Denmark, Greece, Estonia, Luxemburg, Switzerland, Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro, Norway and a non-European country.