asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on the Government's response to the recent European Commission report and recommendations on the reduction of motor cycle noise.
Explanatory memorandum 9148/84 dated 13 November 1984 set out our comments on the proposals by the European Commission to reduce noise from new motor cycles. Recent amendments by the Commission to its original proposals do not alter the proposed maximum permitted noise levels. In our view these are too high, especially for machines of up to 125 cc.
|Professionally qualified lawyers in the civil service 1985|
|Grade or Equivalent✶|
|Department||Grade1||Grade2||Grade3||Grade4||Grade5||Grade6||Senior Legal Assistant||Principal||Legal Assistant||All|
|Crown Estate Office||—||—||—||—||1||—||—||—||—||1|
|Customs and Excise||—||1||2||—||12||—||50||—||16||81|
|Environment and Transport||—||1||1||—||8||—||23||—||4||37|
|Office of Fair Trading||—||—||1||—||2||—||4||—||2||9|
|Health and Social Security||—||1||4||—||12||—||41||—||10||68|
|Registry of Friendly Societies||—||—||—||1||—||—||3||—||—||4|
vehicles under Regulation 150 of the Motor Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1978 made under section 40(5) of the Road Traffic Act 1972.
The number of convictions for overloading by each of the Department's traffic areas are contained in the annual reports of the licensing authorities. They are: