To ask the Secretary of State for Transport
(1) what assessment he has made of the adequacy of regulations on safety of HGV wheels; and if he will make a statement;
(2) what recent research his Department has undertaken on the safety of HGV wheels;
(3) what recent discussions he has had with trade bodies on HGV wheel safety.
There has been no assessment of regulations on the safety of HGV wheels. However, the Department has recently consulted the trade associations of heavy vehicle operators to survey their members' experiences of road wheel durability. The study report will be available shortly and will inform any future decisions on research and the need for regulatory intervention.