HC Deb 24 March 1959 vol 602 cc1105-6
22. Sir W. Anstruther-Gray

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what consideration he has given to the introduction of a 40 miles per hour speed limit on selected stretches of road in Scotland of similar type to those English roads where the 40 miles per hour speed limit is giving general satisfaction.

Mr. N. Macpherson

My right hon. Friend is aware of my hon. Friend's interest in this matter. The provisions of the Road Traffic Act, 1956, which would allow the introduction of a 40 m.p.h. speed limit outside the London Traffic Area, cannot come into effect until a report has been made to Parliament on its experimental use in that area.

Sir W. Anstruther-Gray

Has my hon. Friend any information as to when such a report will be in the hands of the Scottish Office?

Mr. Macpherson

No, Sir, it is not yet known when that report will be available. First the views of the Departmental Road Safety Committee on the results of the experimental introduction of the speed restriction have to be obtained.