§ Mrs. Chalker
[pursuant to her reply, 11 March 1983, c. 504]: We consult interests concerned on a whole range of transport matters, from detailed highway and traffic matters, to wider questions of transport policy. The extent and regularity of our consultations vary with the subject. They also depend on whether the issues involved are at the international, national, regional or local level, on the degree of public interest and on statutory requirements.
A comprehensive list of organisations and individuals would be extremely long and would not identify the bodies consulted on individual issues. However, I am arranging to send my hon. Friend lists of those consulted on a number of recent topics as examples.
§ Mrs. Chalker
[pursuant to her reply, 11 March 1983, c. 504]: Since my earlier reply I have received a number of further representations. The Motor Agents Association has amended its earlier position and aligned itself with the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. The Royal Automobile Club and the Institution of Public Lighting Engineers have made further representations pressing us to introduce the draft regulations as soon as possible. A number of individual motorists, including some who have tried dim-dip for themselves, have written supporting the proposals. Mr. Evans of the Night Safety Advisory Bureau has written again opposing dim-dip but his arguments contained nothing not previously considered.