Written Answers 14 to 18 June 2010

Monday 14 June 2010

Driving Tests
David Mowat: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he plans to undertake a review of all driving test centre closures. [1996]

Mike Penning: We have no plans to undertake a general review of all driving test centre closures.

We are committed to operating a public service for driver testing that offers good value for money and reasonable access to candidates.

The location of particular centres will continue to be determined by the operational suitability of the location, the local demand for the service and the cost of operating there.

Speed Limits
Dr Huppert: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has considered the responses to his Department’s speed limit consultation of December 2009, with particular reference to 20mph zones; and if he will produce a revised speed limit circular in accordance with the proposals in the consultation. [1987]

Mike Penning: I am considering the previous Government’s proposals on local speed limit guidance, and responses received to those proposals. We will set out our position on road safety and speed policy over the coming months, including how we will work with local authorities on implementing these policies.

Thursday 17 June 2010

Speed Cameras
Richard Harrington: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his Department’s plans are for the future funding of fixed speed cameras; and if he will make a statement. [2724]

Mike Penning: The Government will not provide any money to local authorities to put up new fixed speed cameras. If authorities want to put up new fixed cameras they are free to do so using their own resources. We strongly encourage authorities to put resources into the most effective road safety measures.

 

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