§ Mr. Loyden
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will arrange for a traffic survey to be carried out of heavy traffic using Queen's drive, Liverpool, to travel to the north docks and to take samples of exhaust emissions along the route.
§ Mr. Norris
[holding answer 18 July 1994]: Queen's drive, Liverpool is not a trunk road, so responsibility for traffic surveys lies with the local highway authority, Liverpool city council.
Department of Transport vehicle examiners make a visual assessment of emissions at the roadside as part of wider roadworthiness inspections. There are two locations close to Queen's drive where examiners already carry out spot checks on vehicles, which will include a check of emissions.