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Freight: EU Countries

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 71, tabled on 14 October 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to page 22 of the Government's No Deal Readiness report, if he will place in the Library the list of objective criteria for assessing priority need by which European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT) permits have been allocated; and how many ECMT permits have been allocated as of 14 October 2019.

Answered on

22 October 2019

The criteria used when assessing ECMT permit applications between November 2018 and March 2019 were set out in the Haulage Permits Guidance document which was published in November 2018 and a copy has been placed in the Library.

With regards to ECMT permit numbers, as of 14 October 2019, 92 ECMT short-term permits have been issued and 774 annual ECMT permits have been issued for 2019.