HC Deb 08 May 1968 vol 764 c74W
52. Mr. Ogden

asked the Minister of Transport what consideration he has given to speed limits on motorways and class A roads; and if he will now introduce legislation or regulations to allow a maximum speed limit in the outer lane of three-lane motorways of 80 m.p.h. in normal conditions.

58. Mr. Kelley

asked the Minister of Transport if he will now introduce regulations to prohibit the use of the outer lane on three lane motorways to vehicles with a maximum speed of less than 50 miles per hour, other than in exceptional circumstances.

Mr. Bob Brown

We intend shortly to issue a consultation paper to initiate discussions on speed limit policy. This paper will deal primarily with roads other than motorways but we will be prepared to look again at the motorway situation if any fresh evidence is produced, including the points raised by my hon. Friends.