§ 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:
Number 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.