Trailer and Towing Safety APPG

First Registered: 19/06/2019 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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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. 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

5. 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

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Trailer and Towing Safety

1. Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Bill [Lords] (Second sitting)
22/05/2018 - Public Bill Committees

1: the following:Government new clause 1—Trailer safety: report—“(1) The Secretary of State - Speech Link
2: trailers;(b) regulations under section (Trailer safety: testing regulations) should be made.(3) - Speech Link
3: colleagues across the Committee will be aware, trailer safety has rightly been discussed in some depth, both - Speech Link

2. Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Bill [ Lords ] (Second sitting)
22/05/2018 - Public Bill Committees

1: the following:Government new clause 1—Trailer safety: report—“(1) The Secretary of State - Speech Link
2: trailers;(b) regulations under section (Trailer safety: testing regulations) should be made.(3) - Speech Link
3: colleagues across the Committee will be aware, trailer safety has rightly been discussed in some depth, both - Speech Link

3. Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Bill [HL]
22/03/2018 - Grand Committee

1: a bit in a meaningful way. It is, after all, a trailer registration scheme, and that is one of the two - Speech Link
2: community licence any more, be subject to different trailer registration requirements in different EU countries - Speech Link
3: Freddie, was killed in 2014 when he was hit by a trailer that had come loose from a Land Rover. The trailer’s - Speech Link

4. Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Bill [Lords]
14/05/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: enable international road travel and to increase safety by establishing common rules for roads around the - Speech Link
2: State think would be reasonable for registering a trailer before it embarks on an international journey? - Speech Link
3: that it deters somebody who wants to register a trailer in case it is used internationally. We want to - Speech Link

5. Haulage Permits and Trailer Registration Bill [HL]
17/04/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: European aviation, particularly the European Aviation Safety Agency. Similarly for road haulage, we should seek - Speech Link
2: certain standards of performance in relation to safety and maintenance, and to the employment and training - Speech Link
3: of amendments deals with the situation for the trailer market. It is clear that the provisions in the - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Trailer and Towing Safety
1. Internet: Safety
asked by: Christian Matheson
10/02/2021
... what plans his Department has to exclude already regulated news publishers from the upcoming online harms legislation.

2. Batteries: Safety
asked by: Chi Onwurah
12/02/2021
... what assessment she has made of the adequacy of current fire safety regulations when addressing community safety aspects of lithium batteries.

3. Batteries: Safety
asked by: Chi Onwurah
12/02/2021
... what estimate she has made of the number of fire safety personnel that are (a) trained in managing safety threats from lithium batteries and (b) undergoing training to manage threats from emerging technologies.

4. Internet: Safety
asked by: Robert Halfon
12/02/2021
... if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of including in his legislative proposals on online harms a requirement for companies offering services to UK users to establish UK teams to moderate content from UK users which is reported to breach the platform’s standards to improve the accountability of those companies to UK users.

5. Railways: Safety
asked by: Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi
15/03/2021
... what recent steps he has is taken to ensure the health and safety of (a) passengers and (b) workers on the rail network in (i) response the covid-19 outbreak and (ii) general terms.

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

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