HC Deb 04 July 1995 vol 263 cc117-9W
Mr. Sheerman

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to ensure that heavy goods vehicles entering the United Kingdom from the European mainland meet the necessary safety of noxious emissions standards. [32443]

  • Cambridgeshire
  • Cumbria
  • Cheshire
  • Derbyshire
  • Essex
  • Greater Manchester
  • Hampshire
  • Hertfordshire
  • Leicestershire
  • Lincolnshire
  • Norfolk
  • North Yorkshire
  • Nottinghamshire
  • Northamptonshire
  • South Yorkshire
  • Staffordshire
  • Suffolk
  • Surrey
  • Sussex
  • West Midlands
  • West Mercia
  • Wiltshire
  • South Wales
  • Central
  • Fife
  • Grampian
  • Northern
  • Strathclyde
  • Tayside

The total population covered by those forces is approximately 29 million.

Mr. Flynn

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what is his estimate of the total number of deaths and serious injuries involving bull bars in 1994, based on the evidence provided by certain police authorities. [32397]

Mr. Norris

The figures for accidents involving bull bars during 1994, based on the injury accident reports forms compiled by certain police authorities are as follows:

Mr. Norris

All vehicles, whether of UK or external origin, are the subject of roadside spot checks to ensure that they comply with emissions requirements. From 1 January 1996, in-service emissions requirements for heavy diesel engined vehicles in all member states will have to comply with the minimum standards laid down in directive 92/55/EEC. An increasing number of vehicles from member states are now being built to the more stringent requirements of directive 91/542/EEC, which came into effect on 1 October 1993.