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Shipping: Ferry Operators

Volume 707: debated on Wednesday 4 February 2009

Question

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Adonis on 21 January (WA 212), (a) how many of the lorries checked at Dalar Hir (near Holyhead) were arriving or departing by the ferry service; and (b) in which countries those vehicles were registered. [HL1055]

The Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) are unable to differentiate which vehicles were arriving or departing from the ferry service at the check site at Dalar Har. VOSA’s inspections and prohibitions figures for Dalar Har are as follows:

Country

Vehicles Inspected

Prohibitions

Austria

16

5

Belgium

10

6

Bosnia-Herzegovina

1

0

Bulgaria

13

6

Croatia

3

2

Czech Republic

16

9

Denmark

18

11

Eire

1,244

688

France

5

1

Germany

55

25

Great Britain

312

135

Hungary

24

10

Iceland

1

0

Italy

12

10

Jersey

2

0

Latvia

15

5

Lithuania

24

5

Luxembourg

4

1

The Netherlands

86

36

Northern Ireland

229

136

Poland

129

51

Romania

11

10

Slovakia

9

2

Slovenia

8

3

Spain

18

6

Switzerland

2

2

Turkey

3

2

Grand Total

2,270

1,167

Figures are from April to December 2008.