§ Mr. Martyn Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has received in support of a review of the speed limits on roads; and what plans he has to undertake such a review. 
§ Mr. Jamieson
The Road Safety Strategy, published in March 2000 gave a commitment to review guidance on setting local speed limits. The Transport Select Committee on Road Traffic Speed that reported last year also recommended a review of speed limit guidance and this was supported by local authorities and road safety professionals.
Work has already started on revised guidance to local authorities and we expect a first draft to be available in spring 2004.