Thursday 1 February 2018 / 4:56 PM Andy McDonald / Transport

British lorries to share 1,200 permits between 75,000 after Brexit – Andy McDonald

Andy McDonald MP, Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary, responding to the Times’ report that Downing Street has halted publication of the Road Haulage Bill, said:

“It’s essential that any deal with the European Union works for the haulage industry. Reports of just 1,200 permits to share between 75,000 British lorries after Brexit is deeply concerning. The Government’s failure to prepare for the eventualities of Brexit is putting our transport networks and our economy at risk.

“We need an agreement which retains the benefits of the Single Market and Customs Union and guarantees the swift transportation of goods between the UK and our European neighbours.”