§ Mr. McGuire
asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will give further consideration to installing a series of weigh stations on the United States pattern to enable loaded weights of lorries, trucks and vans to be quickly and efficiently checked, especially on motorways and main trunk roads; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Eyre
My Department already has 33 enforcement weighbridges at suitable sites on or near to heavily trafficked roads and at major ports and a continuing programme for installing additional weighbridges. These sites enable lorries suspected of being overloaded to be weighed and other aspects of the vehicle and drivers' records to be checked quickly and with the minimum inconvenience and loss of time for drivers and operators.