HC Deb 15 March 1999 vol 327 c495W
35. Mr. Hawkins

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions he has had with the road transport industry over his plans to levy financial penalties on lorry drivers found guilty of transporting illegal immigrants. [74611]

Mr. Mike O'Brien

I have held a number of meetings with representatives of the Freight Transport Association and the Road Haulage Association, on the proposed penalty prior to the Bill's publication. I will continue to work closely with the industry on the detailed operation of this new penalty.