Monday 29th April 2024

(1 month, 2 weeks ago)

General Committees
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The Committee consisted of the following Members:
Chair: Graham Stringer
Blomfield, Paul (Sheffield Central) (Lab)
† Costa, Alberto (South Leicestershire) (Con)
† Esterson, Bill (Sefton Central) (Lab)
† Evans, Dr Luke (Bosworth) (Con)
† Fletcher, Katherine (South Ribble) (Con)
† Hart, Sally-Ann (Hastings and Rye) (Con)
† Kniveton, Kate (Burton) (Con)
† Mills, Nigel (Amber Valley) (Con)
† Mohindra, Mr Gagan (South West Hertfordshire) (Con)
† Morrissey, Joy (Lord Commissioner of His Majesty's Treasury)
Newlands, Gavin (Paisley and Renfrewshire North) (SNP)
† Opperman, Guy (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport)
Smith, Cat (Lancaster and Fleetwood) (Lab)
Stevenson, John (Carlisle) (Con)
Tarry, Sam (Ilford South) (Lab)
† Western, Andrew (Stretford and Urmston) (Lab)
† Yasin, Mohammad (Bedford) (Lab)
Stella-Maria Gabriel, Committee Clerk
† attended the Committee
Third Delegated Legislation Committee
Monday 29 April 2024
[Graham Stringer in the Chair]
Draft Goods Vehicles (International Road Transport Permits and Haulage Within the EU) Regulations 2024
18:00
Guy Opperman Portrait The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Guy Opperman)
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I beg to move,

That the Committee has considered the draft Goods Vehicles (International Road Transport Permits and Haulage Within the EU) Regulations 2024.

These regulations are necessary to ensure that the UK upholds a key part of the UK-EU trade and co-operation agreement, thereby ensuring that the movement of goods and trade can continue to take place between the UK and EU. They also ensure that the UK’s bilateral agreements are properly reflected in legislation. They support the UK haulage industry by discouraging undercutting by cheaper foreign operators. I commend them to the Committee.

18:00
Bill Esterson Portrait Bill Esterson (Sefton Central) (Lab)
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It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Stringer. I am very happy to support the Government in these important regulations, which give great support to the UK’s haulage industry and international trading prospects. I look forward to the Minister’s response to my short speech.

None Portrait The Chair
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Do you wish to respond, Minister?

Guy Opperman Portrait Guy Opperman
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I have nothing to add.

Question put and agreed to.

18:01
Committee rose.