HC Deb 31 March 1983 vol 40 c237W
Mr. Sims

asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he is satisfied that the standard of skills required to obtain a heavy goods vehicle licence is sufficiently high, in view of the increasing weight and numbers of goods vehicles using the roads.

Mrs. Chalker

Yes. My right hon. Friend is satisfied that the prescribed heavy goods driving test on a class 1 vehicle is an adequate test of competence to drive the heaviest such vehicles now to be allowed on the road, in present day traffic conditions.