Large Goods Vehicles

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 26th July 2021.

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Photo of Andrea Jenkyns Andrea Jenkyns Conservative, Morley and Outwood

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the waiting time for industrial trucks.

Photo of Andrea Jenkyns Andrea Jenkyns Conservative, Morley and Outwood

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the waiting time for specialised transport vehicles.

Photo of Nadhim Zahawi Nadhim Zahawi Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

We recognise the ongoing challenges facing industrialised truck and specialised vehicle manufacturing as a result of Covid-19. The Government has been supporting the economy through loan guarantees, support for exporters, the Bank of England’s Covid Corporate Financing Facility and grants for research and development.

The Government regularly engages with manufacturers and manufacturing trade associations on opportunities to support the growth and competitiveness of manufacturing sectors in the UK.

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