HC Deb 19 May 1986 vol 98 c23W
21. Mr. Nicholls

asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will reconsider increasing the maximum permitted gross vehicle weight for articulated and draw-bar trailer combinations to 40 tonnes; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Peter Bottomley

We decided in 1982 that we would go no higher than 38 tonnes. I do not believe the House is ready to reconsider that limit.