HC Deb 12 July 1961 vol 644 cc45-6W
61. Dame Irene Ward

asked the Minister of Transport on what date he raised with the Newcastle-upon-Tyne Corporation the operation of a 40-miles-per-hour speed limit on the Great North Road between Newcastle and Gosforth; and on what date agreement was reached.

Mr. Marples

My Divisional Road Engineer wrote on 29th September, 1960, to the Newcastle County Borough Council asking it to review the need for the present 30 m.p.h. speed limit. On the 27th April, 1961, my Department wrote to the council suggesting that it should raise the limit to 40 m.p.h. The council still has the matter under consideration.