§ 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.