§ Mr. Keetch
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions when he intends(a) to publish the findings of the National Speed Policy Review and (b) to begin wider public consultation on national speed policy; what representations he has already had with regard to the national speed policy; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Hill
The Review of Speed Policy is nearing completion and the conclusions and recommendations will be published shortly. Recommendations requiring changes to legislation will be developed into proposals, and consultation on these will take place. A large number of representations covering wide ranging interests and views has been made about the review, including more than 100 replies in response to the discussion document which was circulated by my Department during the summer.