Baroness Pinnock’s Lords query

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Baroness Pinnock has been busy in her new role in the House of Lords, and this week received an answer to her first question to the house.

She asked the government whether it would intend to give responsibility for traffic speed enforcement on roads with a 30mph limit to local authorities.

In response Transport Minister Baroness Susan Kramer said: “Her Majesty’s Government does not plan to give responsibility for traffic enforcement to the local authorities.

“The desisions on where to apply speed limits are taken by local authorities in conjunction with the police force for the area in question, whose role it is to enforce these.”

Baroness Pinnock was elevated to the House of Lords last year. She wrote on Twitter yesterday: “Re enforcement of speed limits in 30mph areas. It’s a police responsibility.”