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HGV Driver Shortage and Supply Chain Issues

Response to the consultation

Evidence submitted in response to this Consultation

Purpose of the consultation

The Economy, Trade and Rural Affairs Committee is gathering views on The HGV Driver Shortage and Supply Chain Issues.


Purpose of the Consultation

A shortage of hauliers and related issues with logistics have led to businesses across Wales and the UK reporting difficulties in moving goods. The impact of this is reported to have resulted in growing concerns regarding the delivery of food, fuel and other items in the run-up to Christmas.


The Senedd’s Economy, Trade and Rural Affairs Committee is undertaking an inquiry into the HGV drivers shortage. The Committee will be looking for stakeholder views on the actions taken to date, as well as what additional measures are still needed by the UK and Welsh governments to support and alleviate issues faced by the sector and wider businesses.


The Committee is particularly interested in what actions can be taken in devolved areas so as to ensure maximum impact from the outputs of the Committee’s inquiry findings and recommendations.


How to share your views

The Committee would welcome your views on any or all of the issues covered in the terms of reference, and in particular on the following questions:



>>>To outline the current issues facing your sector/business/organisation

>>>To outline the effectiveness of measures that have been put in place by the UK and Welsh Governments to alleviate the shortage of hauliers and its associated impacts

>>>What additional measures should the UK and Welsh Governments introduce in order to support the sector

>>>What impact the shortage of HGV drivers will have on consumers and businesses in Wales



The deadline for submissions to this inquiry is 22 November 2021.


For clarity, there is no designated form for submissions. To share your views electronically, please send to SeneddEconomy@Senedd.Wales, or by post to:


Economy, Trade and Rural Affairs Committee,
Welsh Parliament,

CF99 1SN


If you have any questions or would like further information please do not hesitate to contact us.


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Disclosure of information

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Contact details

Should you wish to speak to someone regarding this consultation, please use the below contact details:

Economy, Trade, and Rural Affairs Committee
Welsh Parliament
Cardiff Bay
CF99 1SN

Telephone: 0300 200 6565