§ 26. Mr. Enright
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress has been made in the Council of Ministers towards agreeing speed limits for commercial vehicles.
§ Mr. Chope
The Commission made a proposal in 1988 to harmonise vehicle speed limits in the European Community, but it has not been discussed in the Council. A directive agreed at the Transport Council on 16 December 1991 will set a maximum speed for EC-registered heavy goods vehicles over 12 tonnes. The setting of speed limits will remain, however, a national responsibility.