HC Deb 17 January 1992 vol 201 c654W
Mr. Butler

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what is his estimate of the costs to British businesses of the European proposal of a 50 mph speed limit on lorries.

Mr. Chope

The costs for some vehicle operators would have been substantial. In the event the Transport Council decided upon a speed limiter setting of 90 km/h—56 mph—for heavy goods vehicles. This will increase some journey times, although there will be offsetting fuel savings.