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SCC WELCOMES PROPOSALS TO BRING FURTHER DEVOLUTION OF ROAD TRAFFIC LAWS

[ 01-03-2011 ]

Scottish Chambers of Commerce has today welcomed a proposed SNP amendment to the Scotland Bill which would give the Scottish Parliament greater powers to set speed limits than is currently proposed in the Scotland Bill.  Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said:
 
“This is a sensible suggestion which would give the Scottish Parliament a great deal of flexibility in terms of setting speed limits on Scottish roads.  A number of our members are seeking an increase in the speed limit of HGVs on single carriageway roads from 40mph to 50mph in order to reduce congestion and improve fuel efficiency.  As the Scotland Bill currently stands, this power would not be available to the Scottish Parliament, despite the devolution of Road Traffic laws that it contains.
 
“Scottish Chambers of Commerce therefore supports this key amendment to the Bill and we would urge MPs of all parties to support it.”

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