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Formal meeting (oral evidence session): Traffic management preparations for the end of the Transition

EU Goods Sub-Committee
Traffic management preparations for the end of the Transition

Monday 23 November 2020

Start times: 12.30pm (private) 12.30pm (public)


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Meeting details

At 12.30pm: Oral evidence
Work Traffic management preparations for the end of the Transition (Non-inquiry session)
Operations Executive Director at Highways England
National Officer at Unite
Head of EU Exit at Port of Dover
Strategic Commander Operation Blythe (EU transition) at Kent Police
Director of Policy for England and Wales at Road Haulage Association
At 1.30pm: Oral evidence
Work Traffic management preparations for the end of the Transition (Non-inquiry session)
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at Department for Transport
Co-Director, Road Safety, Standards and Services at Department for Transport

The questions the Committee is likely to ask include:

· Will the traffic management plans for the area surrounding the Port of Dover and Eurotunnel successfully deal with the reasonable worst case scenario put forward by the Government?

· How involved has the haulage industry been in drawing up those traffic management plans and have the industry’s views been listened to?

· What progress has the Government made in the testing and roll-out of the “Check an HGV” service and the related Kent Access Permit?

· How will the Kent Access Permit that drivers will require to head to the Port of Dover and Eurotunnel be enforced? In particular, how will HGVs delivering goods domestically be differentiated from vehicles headed for the Port of Dover/Eurotunnel?

Location

Virtual meeting (webcast)