HL Deb 09 July 2002 vol 637 c76WA
Lord Stoddart of Swindon

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Why, in Parts II, III and IV of the Schedule to the M4 Motorway (Hillingdon and Hounslow) (Speed Limits) Regulations 2002 (S.I. 2002/1651), distances are expressed in metres and kilometres instead of yards and miles; and whether this is lawful. [HL5042]

Lord Macdonald of Tradeston

The use of metric measurements to express distances when making orders and regulations under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 is a long established convention. There is no provision to prevent this or make it unlawful.