§ 46. Mr. Goodhew
asked the Minister of Transport if he will now ask representative organisations for their recommendations on increasing from 30 miles-an-hour to 40 miles-an-hour, outside built-up areas, the speed limits of public service and goods vehicles.
§ Mr. Goodhew
Does not my hon. Friend realise that many of these vehicles already travel at 40 miles-an-hour. That being so, would it not be better if it were made legal?
§ Mr. Mellish
The hon. Gentleman will appreciate that men's livelihoods are affected by any decision about raising the speed limit from 30 miles-an-hour to 40 miles-an-hour. Will he assure the House that before such a decision is taken, the trade unions concerned will be consulted?