§ Mr. Higgs
asked the Minister of Transport what steps have been taken by him to obtain the opinion of representative industrial organisations as to the desirability of increasing the range of goods vehicles entitled to the maximum speed limit of 30 miles per hour; and whether he will provide a list of those organisations which have expressed themselves as being in favour of this change.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
A circular letter was issued in March, 1948, inviting observations from recognised associations, representing the manufacturers and operators of motor vehicles, and from trade unions representing road transport workers and others. Since then representations have been received from time to time from many bodies, mostly in favour but some against. I have recently received more than one joint deputation on behalf of the following organisations, which have actively supported an increase in the speed limit, namely:
- National Union of Manufacturers.
- British Road Federation.
- Federation of British Industries.
- Mansion House Association on Transport.
- Road Haulage Association.
- Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders
- Traders Road Transport Federation.
- Traders Traffic Conference.