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Lorry Ban (London)

Volume 124: debated on Monday 14 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what degree of effort goes into the enforcement of the lorry ban in the former Greater London council area; and whether that effort has diminished or increased since the Greater London council's abolition.

The Greater London (Restriction of Goods Vehicles) Traffic Order 1985 came into force on 31 January 1986. Its enforcement is a matter for the commissioner, and has to take its place with other demands on police resources. I understand that effective enforcement is hindered by the large number of roads excluded from the ban and the legally inadequate state of the signing.The commissioner informs me that enforcement has neither increased nor diminished since the abolition of the Greater London council.