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Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Driving Licences

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 35784, tabled on 19 July 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of reducing the number of steps in the process for a driver to become licensed to operate a large goods vehicle.

Answered on

27 July 2021

The government has just announced there is to be a consultation on a series of measures designed to help increase the number of HGV drivers, this includes the potential removal of the requirement to hold a full rigid lorry licence before taking a test in an articulated vehicle. The forthcoming consultation will help to inform the merits of the proposals.