HL Deb 06 March 2000 vol 610 cc123-4WA
Baroness Thomas of Walliswood

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What are the terms of reference of the recently announced Road Haulage Forum [HL1231]

The Minister of State, Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (Lord Macdonald of Tradeston)

The Road Haulage Forum was set up at the end of March 1999 to look into the competitivement of the UK haulage industry. While competitiveness issues remain at the heart of its work, I have expanded its remit in recent months and it is now also looking at other matters of importance to the industry, including better enforcement, improving business professionalism, and lorry track and environmental costs.