§ Mrs. Dunwoody
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) if he will make a statement on the safety record of Carlton PSV Limited, following its acquisition of the Yelloway and SVT fleets;
(2) if he will set up an inquiry into the safety record at Carlton PSV Limited.
§ Mr. David Mitchell
The safety record of PSV operators is a matter for the traffic commissioners. I understand that Carlton PSV Limited does not hold an operator's licence in its own right. In June 1987 the North-Westerm traffic commissioner took action against Yelloways' licence, reducing the number of vehicles it could operate from 50 to 35.