HC Deb 04 November 2003 vol 412 c546W
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. [135299]

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.