§ 45. Mr. Hayward
asked the Secretary of State for Transport what efforts are being made by his Department to check the overloading of lorries.
§ Mrs. Chalker
65,179 lorries were check-weighted by traffic examiners in the 12 months period ending 30 September 1983; an increase of 19 per cent. over the previous period. I will continue to seek ways of improving the effectiveness of our enforcement procedures and reducing the extent of overloading.