Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Safety

Home Office written question – answered on 25th May 2021.

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Photo of Alyn Smith Alyn Smith Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to ensure the safety of hauliers at the (a) UK's borders and (b) ferry port and tunnel freight terminal at Coquelles.

Photo of Chris Philp Chris Philp The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The safety of hauliers within Border Force controls is a priority. Guidance can be found on on securing your vehicle when entering the UK at guidance Securing your vehicle when entering the UK

The Department for Transport is responsible for maintaining high standards of safety and security in transport and supporting the maritime sector by producing the overall strategy and planning policy for ports in England and Wales.

The safety of hauliers on French soil is a matter for the French authorities. The UK has though provided significant investment to improve physical security at the ports and approach roads in northern France.

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