Large goods vehicles: EU countries

Department for Transport written question – answered on 7th October 2019.

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Photo of Deidre Brock Deidre Brock Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Devolved Government Relations), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Environment and Rural Affairs), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Wales)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 15 July 2019 to Question 274650 on Large Goods Vehicles: EU Countries, which bilateral agreements he expects to be (a) revived and (b) reinstated.

Photo of Chris Heaton-Harris Chris Heaton-Harris Minister of State (Department for Transport)

It is our view that, in the absence of an EU agreement, 21 historic bilateral agreements would revive in full on exit as they have not been expressly terminated. Agreements with Ireland, Denmark, Spain, Belgium and Italy have terminated, but offer a good basis for future discussions.

Some of the revived agreements may need some amendments to make them fit for purpose, which can be done by an exchange of notes between the Parties.

For those agreements that are no longer in force, we would expect to conclude new treaties in the absence of EU-wide arrangements.

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