§ Mr. Gareth Wardell
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many responses to the consultation paper on the proposal to ban coaches from the third lane of motorways have been received by his Department(a) in favour and (b) against the proposal; and when a decision will be made.
§ Mr. Norris
The Department received 74 responses to this consultation paper. Of these, 13 were in favour and 61 against the proposal. Of those opposed to the proposal, 40 were coach operators or representative organisations. A decision will be taken in the near future.