HC Deb 07 November 1979 vol 973 c203W
60. Mr. McQuarrie

asked the Minister of Transport when the report being prepared by the committee chaired by Sir Arthur Armitage on the effects of lorries on the environment will be published.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

I refer my hon. Friend to the reply I gave earlier today to my hon. Friends the Members for Ilford North (Mr. Bendall) and Meriden (Mr. Mills) and the hon. Member for Edinburgh, Central (Mr. Cook).

Mr. Rooker

asked the Minister of Transport if he will make a statement on Her Majesty's Government's policy regarding heavier lorries on Great Britain's roads.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

Proposals for heavier lorries are being considered by Sir Arthur Armitage's inquiry and there can be no question of the Government taking any decisions on the question until his report has been received and studied.