FTA visits Cairns of old south Wales

Posted on: Tuesday, 22 March 2011 by Mike Webb in categories Media and campaigns, Westminster, Wales

FTA was in Westminster today to discuss the issue of stowaways on lorries with Vale of Glamorgan MP Alun Cairns. Mr Cairns’ constituency plays host to a number of key logistics companies, and one in particular has been discussing with him the lack of clarity concerning duties and liabilities of companies and drivers where avoiding cross-border stowaways is concerned.

For all international operators, this is a highly salient issue, with significant fines levied for bringing people unwittingly into the country. As a consequence, clarity is vital, and Mr Cairns seems keen to raise this need in Westminster. FTA will be providing him with further evidence to beef up his case in the coming weeks, and looks forward to seeing the matter discussed as soon as possible.

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