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Roads: Safety Legislation

Volume 687: debated on Thursday 7 December 2006

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether Parliament retains the power to legislate on all matters of road safety without infringing European law.[HL460]

Parliament has the power to legislate on all matters of road safety but legislation must be compatible with EU law where that applies. EU law exists in a number of areas that are relevant to road safety. The Government do not consider that there are any significant issues on which safety-related road traffic law is in conflict with EU legislation.