HL Deb 07 February 2001 vol 621 cc107-8WA
Lord Bradshaw

asked Her Majesty's Government:

When the amendments to the traffic signs regulations will be made, and the accompanying guidance published, in respect of the 24-hour bus stop clearway orders. [HL517]

The Minister of State, Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (Lord Macdonald of Tradeston)

We expect to consult in the spring on draft revised traffic signs regulations. These will include detailed provisions to standardise and specify the significance of bus stop clearway signs and markings in national regulations, instead of allowing local variations in traffic regulation orders made by individual traffic authorities. Further progress will depend on the responses to consultation, but we hope to publish the revised regulations and guidance by the end of this year.