§ 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.