§ 50. Dr. Gilbert
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will seek powers to impose temporary speed limits on new roads and on roads with altered classifications, where appropriate, and where local authorities have failed to 183W apply in good time for such restrictions; and if he will make a statement.
§ 78. Mr. William Price
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what recent discussions he has had with motoring organisations over the 70 miles per hour speed limit on motorways.
§ Mr. Peyton
I am frequently in touch with the motoring organisations and am aware of their views on this subject.
§ Mr. Rankin
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will reduce the speed limit for buses and coaches on general purpose roads from 50 miles per hour to 40 miles per hour, and when drawing trailers from 40 miles per hour to 30 miles per hour on general purpose roads and from 50 miles per hour to 40 miles per hour on motorways, as from 1st January, 1971, as a contribution towards reducing the increasing number of persons now being killed or injured on the roads.
§ Mr. Gregor Mackenzie
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received from the Pedestrians' Association concerning the 70 miles per hour speed limit; and what reply he has sent.