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Speed Limits

Volume 450: debated on Monday 16 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what responses he has received from the police to the Setting Local Speed Limits circular published in August 2006; and if he will make a statement. (93963)

The Department has received no response from the police to its new guidance on setting local speed limits.

As explained in the Department's decision letter following public consultation, published in conjunction with the guidance, the Association of Chief Police Officers was represented on a stakeholder group which assisted the Department in compiling the new guidance. A summary of the police responses to the public consultation draft of the guidance is provided in section 8 of the Department’s decision letter.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he plans to make changes to the national speed limit, with particular reference to newly qualified drivers. (93683)

There are no plans to make changes to the national speed limit, nor are there plans for newly qualified drivers to be subject to maximum speeds below the national speed limits.