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Large Goods Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

Department for Transport written question – answered on 8th October 2019.

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Photo of Lord Bradshaw Lord Bradshaw Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 9 September (HL17707), whether the number of staff of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency conducting roadside mechanical spot checks on lorries was reduced between 2016 and 2019.

Photo of Baroness Vere of Norbiton Baroness Vere of Norbiton Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has not reduced the number of staff conducting roadside mechanical spot checks on lorries between 2016 and 2019.

The DVSA targets serious and serially non-compliant operators and drivers to protect British road users from unsafe drivers and vehicles.

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