§ Mr. Moate
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he can yet make a statement on the effect of imposing additional speed limits on roads in Great Britain for the purposes of energy conservation; what representations he has received about possible confusion caused to motorists; and if it is his intention to continue the present restrictions.
§ Mr. Madden
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether his order imposing a 50 m.p.h. speed limit on certain roads is intended to inhibit the imposition of lower limits in cases where the relevant authority so desires.
§ Dr. Gilbert
No; but the replacement of the previous 70 m.p.h. limit by the general 50 m.p.h. limit could have had a bearing on the case for restricting a particular length of road to 40 m.p.h.