HC Deb 13 March 1990 vol 169 cc147-8W
Mr. Steinberg

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what is the present number of heavy goods vehicles taxed at the 38-tonne limit; and what was the number of such vehicles registered in the past five years.

Mr. Atkins

The number of heavy goods vehicles licensed at the maximum gross vehicle weight was 58,094 as at the end of December 1989. Figures for the previous five years are as follows:

1988 50,453
1987 39,928
1986 32,967
1985 26,309
1984 19,071

hon. Friend to pursue the matter directly with the chairman, who, I am sure, will wish to investigate the complaint.