HC Deb 03 July 2002 vol 388 cc356-7W
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. [66007]

Mr. Jamieson

Section 84 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 as amended by section 45 of the Road Traffic Act 1991 provides for local authorities to create variable speed limits.

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.

Guidance on variable speed limits is contained in Circular Roads 2–92.