HC Deb 03 November 1989 vol 159 c344W
Mr. Cryer

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what are the total numbers of commercial vehicles in each category of unladen weight registered for 1989; what were the totals for each year from 1979; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Atkins

Information on vehicle stock for 1989 is not yet available. Details of the number of commercial vehicles registered in Great Britain are available by gross weight and were published in "Heavy Goods Vehicles in Great Britain 1988", transport statistics report, August 1989, a copy of which was placed in the House of Commons Library.

The number of heavy goods vehicles has fallen from 506,000 in 1979 to 462,000 in 1988 despite a 25 per cent, increase in road freight activity.