HC Deb 24 April 1996 vol 276 c158W
Mr. Peter Bottomley

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he will publish the final report on the roadside checks of illegal operators undertaken by the Vehicle Inspectorate in October 1995. [26767]

Mr. Norris

The report has been published today. It shows that 1.8 per cent. of miles travelled on roads in Great Britain by goods vehicles are travelled by vehicles that are being operated without an operator's licence. The survey also indicates that vehicles that are being operated illegally are more likely than other vehicles to have roadworthiness defects. I have placed copies of the report in the Library.

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