HC Deb 02 May 1996 vol 276 cc624-5W
Mr. Barry Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what is his policy concerning sleeping policemen; and if he will make a statement. [26867]

Mr. Gwilym Jones

Regulations covering the use of sleeping policemen are contained in the Highways (Road Humps) Regulations 1990, the Traffic Calming Act 1992 and the Highways (Traffic Calming) Regulations 1993. Local authorities may consider the use of road humps, where appropriate, along with other measures, when considering traffic calming schemes. The regulations are currently being reviewed to make them less onerous and to remove the need for special authorisation of non-standard road humps. Local authorities will equally need to consider any adverse implications for the local street scene and environment from the provision of humps and similar.