HC Deb 22 July 1983 vol 46 c254W
Mr. Richard Page

asked the Secretary of State for Transport if it is his intention to make any United Kingdom speed limits the same as those of other countries in the European Community.

Mrs Chalker

No. Although there may be some merit in seeking to harmonise the principles by which such limits are determined, it would be inappropriate to harmonise the limits themselves which are dependent on internationally variable factors. Maximum speed limits vary widely in the EC.