UK Ports: Prevention of Disruption over Christmas Period

Part of Treasury – in the House of Commons on 7th December 2021.

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Photo of Lucy Frazer Lucy Frazer The Financial Secretary to the Treasury

The hon. Member will know that it is important to have committees to work across Government, because the supply chain issues affect all Departments. He will know of some of the actions that we have taken—30 actions to tackle HGV issues to increase efficiency in the supply chain. We have temporarily extended drivers’ hours, relaxed late-night delivery restrictions, and deployed the Ministry of Defence’s driving examiners to increase HGV testing capacity. Yesterday, the policy director of Logistics UK said that she saw a number of signs of improvement.