§ Mr. Ronald Atkins
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how much has been spent on the quiet heavy lorry project directed by the Transport and Road Research Laboratory; and if he will make a statement on the researchers' conclusions.304W
§ Dr. Gilbert
Total spending on this project from 1971 until January 1976 was £720,000. The research phase of the work will be completed later this year. The Department's conclusions, and its; views on action towards more stringent standards, will be made known as soon as practicable thereafter.