Meeting agenda 30.04.19

The inaugural meeting of the APPG on Trailer and Towing Safety will be held on 30 April 2019 from 12.00 noon – 2.00pm in Room A, 1 Parliament Street, Westminster, SW1A 2NE. A full meeting agenda can be found below:

1. Welcome and introductions

Introduction from Karin Smyth – transition from Trailer Safety Summit to APPG.

2. APPG on Trailer and Towing Safety

a. Name
b. Statement of purpose
c. Members
d. Election of officers
e. Secretariat
f. Webpage
g. Public enquiry point
h. Re-registration
i. Work programme for the Group

3. Legislative developments on Trailer Safety: Data, Licensing and Registration

a. Trailer safety report – importance of Section 20 HPTR Act 2018
b. Report update – scope, content and timeframe of the report
c. Discussion
d. Next steps

4. Launch of the National Towing Working Group Towing Framework

5. Any other business

a. Update on DVLA trailer safety social media campaign
b. Roadside checks - update on recent checks involving trailers (commercial and noncommercial)
c. Expansion of Approved Workshop Scheme – embracing other relevant

6. Date and venue of next meeting

The APPG on Trailer and Towing Safety was established in 2019 to bring together parliamentarians, towing and trailer industry representatives and consumer groups to discuss and raise awareness of towing and trailer safety in the UK.