§ Mr. Greg Knight
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many HGV drivers were prosecuted in each of the last five years for driving a goods vehicle with maximum loaded weight of over 7.5 tonnes in the offside lane of a motorway with three or more lanes in England and Wales. 
§ Mr. Denham
The offence of driving a heavy goods vehicle having a maximum laden weight exceeding 7.5 tonnes within the offside lane of a motorway with three or more lanes is contrary to Regulation 12 of the Motorways Traffic (England and Wales) Regulations 1982.
The Home Office Court Proceedings Database does not identify this specific offence separately from others within the offence category 'motorway offences (other than speeding)', of which there were in total 3,213 offences proceeded against in 2000.
The 'motorway offences (other than speeding)' category includes offences committed under the Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984, s17(4) and the Motorways Traffic (England and Wales) Regulations 1982, Regulations 5–12 and 14.