§ Mrs. Chalker
I want to see effective enforcement of the law against overloading. That is a matter for the various enforcement authorities who are rightly not answerable to any Ministers. What I have done is to increase the resources available to the licensing authorities in the field force of traffic examiners and in providing many more weighbridges. I want to make it clear that both prohibitions of overweight lorries and prosecutions are needed for effective enforcement and I will see that prosecutions by licensing authorities are not inhibited by lack of resources.