Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Driving Licences

Department for Transport written question – answered on 16th November 2021.

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Photo of Kirsten Oswald Kirsten Oswald SNP Deputy Leader, Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Women), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Equalities)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Written Statement of 18 October 2021 on Motor Vehicle Driving Licences, HCWS311, if he will publish (a) details of the 25 measures taken to reduce the impact of the shortage of heavy goods vehicle drivers on the people of Britain and (b) his plans to monitor the effectiveness of those measures.

Photo of Trudy Harrison Trudy Harrison Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Following 18 October, the Government announced a further five measures to address the impacts of the heavy goods vehicle driver shortage and published details of the 30 measures on 10 November on the GOV.UK website. To monitor the effectiveness of measures, we continually examine key metrics of performance and engage with industry and across Government where appropriate.

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