asked the Secretary of State for Scotland in what circumstances he will prevent a local transport authority from imposing a speed limit when the proposal meets his own environmental and accident criteria.
My right hon. and learned Friend never refuses consent for a speed limit if he is satisfied that the relevant criteria are fully met.
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what weight he attaches to the recommendations of the relevant chief constable that a speed limit should be imposed upon a particular stretch of road.
The chief constable's view is one of several factors which are taken into account when determining whether consent should be given to the imposition of a speed limit.