HC Deb 15 March 1999 vol 327 cc471-2W
Dr. Marek

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what plans he has to prohibit high-sided vans from using the outside lane on motorways with three lanes or more in one direction. [76229]

Ms Glenda Jackson

Goods vehicles with a maximum laden weight exceeding 7.5 tonnes are banned from the outside lane of motorways with three or more lanes. We believe a ban by weight is the appropriate measure and have no plans to amend the regulations to apply height restrictions.