HC Deb 07 June 1972 vol 838 c88W
49. Mr. Goodhart

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will take further action to stop large lorries travelling through the centre of cities; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Speed

This is primarily a matter for local authorities, who have ample powers under the Road Traffic Regulation Act, 1967, to restrict classes of vehicles from using their roads. But my right hon. Friend is currently making some studies to see if there is any further guidance he can give to both the authorities and the haulage industry itself.