HC Deb 02 June 1960 vol 624 c156W
Mr. Darling

asked the Secretary of-State for the Home Department what consultations he has had with the Minister of Transport about the operation of a 50 miles-per-hour speed limit on those parts of A.40 that lie within the Metropolitan Police area, and are at present unrestricted.

Mr. R. A. Butler

My right hon. Friend the Minister of Transport informed me of his intention to introduce experimentally a speed limit of 50 miles an hour on certain roads, including a part of the A.40, over the Whitsun holiday period, and I arranged for my right hon. Friend, together with the Joint Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, to discuss the matter with the Commissioner of Police and with other chief officers of police concerned.

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