§ Lord Barnby
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What further regulations they have in view to abate excessive exhaust noise from motor-cycles which is currently such a disturbance to the environment; and, further, whether they will consider imposing a power limit for the licensing of motor cycles, to lessen the danger of fatal accidents.
§ The Earl of Avon
We hope to announce later this year our plans for even stricter noise limits for new motor-cycles. We see no case, on present evidence, for imposing an overall power limit on motor-cycles, but measures contained in the Transport Bill, which are aimed at reducing motor-cycle accidents generally, include a new lower power limit on machines which learners may ride.