Trailer and Towing Safety APPG

First Registered: 19/06/2019 • Last updated on: 29/12/2021

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Brings together parliamentarians, industry representatives and consumer groups to discuss and raise awareness of trailer and towing safety in the UK.

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Recent Documents related to Trailer and Towing Safety

1. Requirements for towing trailers in Great Britain (INF30)
14/09/2021 - Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency
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Found: Guidance Requirements for towing trailers in Great Britain (INF30) English

2. Tow a trailer with a car: safety checks
30/12/2019 - Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency
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Found: Tow a trailer with a car: safety checks - GOV.UK

3. 'Show me, tell me' questions: car and trailer driving test
10/09/2021 - Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency
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Found: questions: car and trailer driving test The 'show me, tell me' vehicle safety questions that driving

4. Car and trailer driving test: reversing exercise diagram
10/09/2021 - Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency
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Found: Guidance Car and trailer driving test: reversing exercise diagram A diagram that

5. Trailer safety report
18/07/2019 - Department for Transport
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Found: July 2019 Trailer Safety Statutory Report Moving Britain Ahead Trailer safety report Pres ented

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Trailer and Towing Safety

1. Draft Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) (Amendment) (No. 5) Regulations 2021
13/12/2021 - General Committees

1: pass the HGV driver test, while maintaining road safety standards following any changes made to the driving - Speech Link

2. Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) (Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations 2021
09/11/2021 - Grand Committee

1: the SI that covers the removal of the car and trailer driving test, which was due to come into force - Speech Link
2: for driving a car, to take a separate car and trailer— category B + E—test before they can drive a vehicle - Speech Link
3: importance, and I understand why road safety concerns have been raised. That is why we have committed to review - Speech Link

3. Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) (Amendment) (No. 5) Regulations 2021
14/12/2021 - Grand Committee

1: pass a HGV driver test, while maintaining road safety standards. The regulations will remove the requirement - Speech Link

4. HGV Driving Licences
08/11/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: pass an HGV driving test, while maintaining road safety standards for any changes made to the driver licence - Speech Link
2: will mean that they will be able to tow a heavy trailer automatically once they hold a full category B - Speech Link

5. Trailer Safety Report
18/07/2019 - Written Statements

1: Colleagues across the House will be aware that towing safety is an issue of widespread interest and concern - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Trailer and Towing Safety
1. Motorways: Safety
asked by: Lord Goodlad
09/11/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made by Highways England in improving the safety of smart motorways.

2. Internet: Safety
asked by: Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick
12/10/2020
...To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to introduce an online harms bill.

3. Motorways: Safety
asked by: Sarah Owen
28/01/2021
... what progress he has made on the implementation of that review's recommendations; and if he will make a statement.

4. Motorways: Safety
asked by: Lord Goodlad
25/01/2021
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to establish a review on how to improve the safety of smart motorways.

5. Internet: Safety
asked by: Andrew Percy
11/01/2021
... what discussions his Department has had with stakeholders on the potential merits of bringing voice recognition services within the scope of the proposed Online Safety Bill.

Latest Questions
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6 Current APPG Officers
Richard Fuller Portrait
Richard Fuller
Officer
Conservative - North East Bedfordshire
Joined: 24th February 2020
Nigel Mills Portrait
Nigel Mills
Officer
Conservative - Amber Valley
Joined: 24th February 2020
Lord Bassam of Brighton Portrait
Lord Bassam of Brighton
Officer
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 24th February 2020
No other APPG Memberships
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Karin Smyth MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA.

Email: karin.smyth.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Alicia Dunne, National Caravan Council, Catherine House, Victoria Road, Aldershot, Hampshire GU11 1SS. Tel: 01252 796 059

Email: trailerappg@thencc.uk

Group's Website:

http://www.trailerappg.org.uk/

No benefits in kind are on record for the Trailer and Towing Safety APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Trailer and Towing Safety APPG

Former APPG Officers
David Amess Portrait
David Amess
Officer
Conservative - Former Member for Southend West
Joined: 19th June 2019
Departed: 10th March 2021
No other APPG Memberships
Karen Lee Portrait
Karen Lee
Officer
Labour - Former Member for Lincoln
Joined: 19th June 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships