David Simpson – 2015 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Transport

The below Parliamentary question was asked by David Simpson on 2015-10-15.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the number of HGV drivers in the UK relative to demand.

Andrew Jones

The Department recognises that there is a high demand for HGV drivers in the UK and that there is a shortage, manifesting itself in pressure on costs, delays to some deliveries and the recruitment of people from outside the UK.