§ Mr. Don Foster
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what(a) guidance has been given by his Department to (i) the Highways Agency and (ii) local authorities and (b) legislation is in place covering variable speed limits; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Jamieson
Similarly, sections 17(2) and (3) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 provides for the Highways Agency to create variable speed limits on special roads.357W
Guidance on variable speed limits is contained in Circular Roads 2–92.