§ Ms. Coffey
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans his Department has to increase the number of residential areas with 20 mph speed limits.
§ Mr. Kenneth Carlisle
It is for local traffic authorities to introduce these zones where appropriate, subject to the consent of the Secretary of State. Consent has been granted to 37 zones and no application has been refused.
We have issued advice to local authorities on how to establish a 20 mph zone. Such zones are eligible for transport supplementary grant when introduced to address a road accident problem.