HC Deb 09 November 1987 vol 122 c74W
26. Mr. Andrew MacKay

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he has any plans to review speed limits on motorways; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Peter Bottomley

The current normal maximum motorway speed limit was fully reviewed in 1984 and 1985. It was concluded that the 70 mph limit achieved the right balance between safety and the need for efficient and convenient travel. We have no plans to change the current normal maximum limit.