§ Mr. Robert Hughes
asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the outstanding European Economic Community directives on motorcycle noise, currently awaiting approval by the House, indicating which of them will require action by the House to implement them; and if he will state the dates by which each must be implemented.
§ Mr. Moore
There are no directives outstanding. The current directive (78/1015/EEC) was introduced into UK legislation in 1980 and applies to every motor cycle first used on or after 1 April 1983. Negotiations are now taking place on Commission proposals for an amending directive which will introduce tighter limits. These proposals are the subject of explanatory memoranda Nos. 9148/84 and 6766/85. The limits and implementation dates in the proposals have yet to be agreed.