HC Deb 06 May 1959 vol 605 c44W
49. Colonel Beamish

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation if he is now prepared to extend to other parts of the country the experiment begun in the London traffic area of imposing a 40 mile per hour speed limit on defined sections of road.

Mr. Watkinson

Before the 40 m.p.h. speed limit can be extended outside the London Traffic Area I am required by the Road Traffic Act, 1956, to report to Parliament the views of the Departmental Road Safety Committee on the results of the London experiment. These results are now being analysed; I cannot yet say when I shall be in a position to report to Parliament.

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