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Department for Transport more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Large Goods Vehicle Drivers more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the shortage of qualified HGV drivers in the road haulage industry; what steps he is taking to address that shortage; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dover more like this
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Charlie Elphicke more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-18more like thismore than 2017-09-18
unstar this property answer text <p>The Departments for Transport, Work and Pensions and Education are working with stakeholders to address this issue. This includes the development of a new Trailblazer Apprenticeship standard for HGV drivers funded through the Apprenticeship Levy, help for jobseekers to enter the logistics sector and work to address the gender imbalance in the industry.</p><p> </p><p>As part of efforts to improve the image of the profession the Department for Transport has also commissioned a survey of roadside facilities and is working with Highways England, local authorities and operators to ensure more and better quality facilities for drivers.</p><p> </p><p>The Department and its agencies have also worked to minimise delays in obtaining an HGV test appointments and licence renewals.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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less than 2017-09-18T08:35:58.447Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-18T08:35:58.447Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Charlie Elphicke more like this