HC Deb 05 March 1982 vol 19 c262W
Mr. Speed

asked the Secretary of State for Transport what are the latest figures he has for the proportion of heavy lorries checked and found to be above the legal weight limits in Kent, Essex and Hampshire, respectively.

Mr. David Howell

The total number of heavy lorries checkweighed by my Department's traffic examiners in Kent, Essex and Hampshire in 1981 and which were prosecuted and/or prohibited from proceeding because overweight were as follows:

Checkweighed Prosecuted and/or prohibited because overloaded
Kent 3,187 606
Essex 3,488 272
Hampshire 1,310 222

Local authority trading standards officers also carry out a substantial number of regular weight checks in these counties, but the figures for this period are not readily available in a comparable form.

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