HC Deb 21 April 1999 vol 329 c550W
Mr. Jenkin

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, pursuant to his oral answer to the hon. Member for Workington (Mr. Campbell-Savours), of 13 April 1999,Official Report, column 9, concerning transport costs per tonne-kilometre, when he will produce such an analysis; whether such an analysis will be produced by a firm without other contractual links with the Government; and if he will make a statement. [81600]

Dr. Reid

[holding answer 20 April 1999]: The Road Haulage Forum which was set up in conjunction with industry will look at potential indicators and statistics relevant to the current debate over road haulage. Additionally the ongoing review of lorry VED, announced by the Chancellor in the March 1998 Budget, will continue to examine the basis on which lorry VED is determined, in terms of road track costs and environmental impact.