To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has signed confidentiality agreements with businesses involved in the trials of longer semi-trailers; and if he will make a statement.
Operators taking part in the trial signed an undertaking stating that the raw data is to be submitted to Risk Solutions, the independent company managing the trial evaluation, rather than to the Department for Transport (DfT). Information can also be submitted to Risk Solutions by operators marked commercially confidential.
The Department for Transport and Risk Solutions have further agreed that the data files will be held on secure systems by Risk Solutions; will not be shared with DfT and will only be used solely for analysis in connection with this trial; will only appear in analysis in a form that does not allow identification of individual companies; and will be securely deleted at the end of the trial. This agreement has been published as a commitment to all operators.