§ 77. Mr. Pentland
asked the Minister of Transport if, in view of the representations made to him over a long period of time by Durham County Council, Chester-le-Street Rural District Council, Birtley Parish Council and Durham County Police Authority, for a 30 miles per hour speed limit to be imposed on the stretch of road between Newtown, Birtley and Chester-le-Street, he will reverse his previous decision to impose a 40 miles per hour speed limit on part of the road, and authorise a 30 miles per hour speed limit restriction on the full length of road between Chester-le-Street and the north end of Birtley.
§ Mr. Hay
This is a classified road for which Durham County Council is the traffic authority. It is one of about 300 lengths of road affected by a draft speed limit order which the Durham County Council is considering. The council has not yet given public notice of its intention to apply for my right hon. Friend's consent to make the Order.