Fuel and Electricity (Control)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 9th December 1974.

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Photo of Mr Fred Mulley Mr Fred Mulley , Sheffield Park 12:00 am, 9th December 1974

The main consideration which I put to the House was that my predecessor had made it clear that the 50 mph overall limit was to be limited to the problem of the acute shortage of oil, not to the present problem that we have, which is one of cost. If the hon. Gentleman thinks that the 70 mph limit on motorways that I am retaining is wrong, perhaps he will say so clearly.