To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on progress with the implementation of the Motor Cycle Noise Act.
We are preparing two sets of regulations on motor cycle noise. The first, under the Motor Cycle Noise Act, will introduce controls on the sale of motor cycle silencers and exhausts. The second, an amendment to the Construction and Use Regulations, will bring into effect the provisions of directive 87/56/EEC, which sets tighter noise limits for motorcycles first used on or after 1 October 1990.
We expect to circulate both sets of regulations for comment early in the new year.