Wednesday 7 July 2021 / 3:27 PM Transport

Lorry drivers’ hours temporarily extended – Kerry McCarthy responds

Kerry McCarthy MP, Labour’s Shadow Transport Minister, responding to news that lorry drivers’ hours will be temporarily extended, said:

“The ongoing shortage of HGV drivers is a ticking time bomb for suppliers of goods, including vital food supplies. 

“This short-term fix will put the safety of drivers at risk when they are already exhausted and under immense pressure.

“The Secretary of State needs to come before Parliament and explain how the Government will address this driver shortage in a way that does not compromise their safety.”