§ 24. Mr. Lennox-Boyd
asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement as to the criteria to be adopted for the licensing of heavy goods vehicle businesses.
§ Mrs. Chalker
The Transport Act 1968 lays down the criteria that the licensing authorities must take into account in considering an application for a road haulage operator's licence. Proposals in the Transport Bill now before the House will extend these criteria to include environmental considerations.