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Motor Cycle Noise

Volume 80: debated on Wednesday 12 June 1985

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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
Full-time equivalents
Grade or Equivalent✶
DepartmentGrade1Grade2Grade3Grade4Grade5Grade6Senior Legal AssistantPrincipalLegal AssistantAll
Charity Commission11713224
Crown Estate Office11
Customs and Excise1212501681
Employment Group1419226
Environment and Transport11823437
Office of Fair Trading12429
Health and Social Security1412411068
Home Office1245214
Registry of Friendly Societies134
Inland Revenue131333656

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: