§ Sir Irvine Patnick
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what guidance his Department gives to local authorities to determine traffic regulation orders; and what procedures are available to the public to object to such orders. 
§ Mr. Norris
Statutory procedures for local authorities to make traffic regulation orders in England and Wales under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 are set out558W in the Local Authorities' Traffic Orders (Procedure) (England and Wales) Regulations 1989 (SI 1989/1120), as amended by the Local Authorities' Traffic Orders (Procedure) (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 1993 (SI 1993/1500). These include requirements to consult parties that appear likely to he affected, to advertise the proposal and provide a general opportunity for objections to be submitted, and to give such objections due consideration before an order is made.